Robotic Surgery Specialist

Grube Gynecology

Gynecologists & Women's Health located in Frackville, PA & Pottsville, PA

Robotic surgery overcomes human limitations, allowing for more precise surgery while making it possible to reach small spaces with little stress on the surrounding tissues. The robotic system perfectly complements Dr. Timothy Grube’s expertise in minimally invasive surgery and single-site procedures that leave no visible scar. To learn more about robotic surgery, or to schedule an appointment if you need gynecologic surgery, call Grube Gynecology in Frackville, Pennsylvania or book an appointment online.

Robotic Surgery Q & A

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is performed using long, narrow instruments inserted through tiny incisions.

The key instruments, a laparoscope or an endoscope, are similar tools. Both contain a light and video camera, which transmits a magnified view of the surgical area to a monitor.  

The laparoscope or endoscope is placed through one incision, then the other surgical tools are inserted through a few other small incisions. All of the surgical instruments are specially designed to fit through narrow tubes.

What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?

You can go home the same day following most minimally invasive procedures. Small incisions cause significantly less trauma compared to the long incision used during open surgery. As a result, you gain benefits such as:

  • Less postoperative discomfort
  • Reduced bleeding
  • Quicker recovery
  • Minimal or no scarring
  • Earlier return to normal activities

What is robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery is minimally invasive surgery with one big difference: Dr. Grube uses a state-of-the-art robotic system called the da Vinci® Surgical System. In this type of surgery, Dr. Grube’s hand movements control robotic arms through highly sensitive controls worn on his hands and fingers.

The following are just two examples of the advantages of robotic surgery:

Better visualization

With the da Vinci camera’s three-dimensional, high-definition, and zoom capabilities, Dr. Grube can see the surgical site better than using standard magnification devices.

Enhanced dexterity

The da Vinci’s EndoWrist® instruments enable micro-movements and a range of motion that surpasses the motion of human hands, while robotic arms holding surgical tools can work in spaces inside the body that are too small to accommodate a hand.

What is single-site surgery?

With da Vinci® Single-Site® Surgery, Dr. Grube can operate through one small incision. Since the incision is made in your belly button, you won’t have a visible scar.

Dr. Grube may perform a hysterectomy and a salpingo-oophorectomy -- removal of the fallopian tube and ovary -- using Single-Site Surgery.

What types of gynecologic surgery are done using robotic surgery?

Dr. Grube performs most gynecologic surgeries using the da Vinci Surgical System. Some of the most common procedures include:

  • Hysterectomy (to remove part or all of the uterus)
  • Myomectomy (to remove uterine fibroids while preserving your uterus)
  • Ovarian and fallopian cystectomies (to remove cysts or tumors)
  • Salpingo-oophorectomy (to remove one or both ovaries and fallopian tubes)
  • Endometrial ablation (to remove uterine lining)

If you need gynecologic surgery, call Grube Gynecology or book an appointment online to learn more about your options.