Robotic Surgery Specialist

Gynecologic Oncology Specialists

Anne O. Rodriguez, MD

Gynecologic Oncologist & Breast Surgeon located in Santa Barbara, Lompoc, & Ventura, CA

If you need gynecological surgery, robotic surgery is a revolutionary option. Anne O. Rodriguez, MD, of Gynecologic Oncology Specialists, is the most experienced robotic gynecologic surgeon on the Central Coast with more than 1,200 procedures performed. Women in Lompoc, Ventura, and Santa Barbara, California, can take advantage of her skills and the robotic procedures that are less invasive than conventional surgery and speed up healing time. To learn more about this minimally invasive surgical option, call the office nearest you or schedule a consultation online.

Robotic Surgery Q & A

What is robotic surgery?

Dr. Rodriguez has extensive training and experience in da Vinci® robotic surgical techniques. During this advanced, minimally invasive surgery, a specialized system is used in the operating room to perform each procedure. 

Dr. Rodriguez is in control of your procedure the entire time. She manipulates the robotic system via a console. She controls the tiny wristed instruments, while a video screen shows the image of the surgical site for her to view.

After making a few small incisions, she inserts the tiny instruments. A camera is attached to one, giving a 3D magnified view inside your body. 

Dr. Rodriguez maneuvers the tiny instruments using the robotic console. These instruments work just like the human hand but offer an even wider range of motion, so they provide more accuracy during surgeries. 

The 3D image gives Dr. Rodriguez an optimal view of delicate organs and tissues so she can use extreme precision when operating.

What types of gynecologic procedures can robotic techniques do?

At Gynecologic Oncology Specialists, Dr. Rodriguez offers robotic surgery to treat a number of conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Cancers of the uterus, ovaries, or cervix
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids and ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic organ prolapse

The gynecologic surgeries performed with robotic techniques include hysterectomies and myomectomies (fibroid removal).

If you have a gynecological surgical need, Dr. Rodriguez can help.

What are the benefits of robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery is extremely precise, which is especially important in cases in which you want to preserve your fertility. The tiny instruments have more dexterity than the surgeon’s hand and allow for better maneuvering through the surgical site. The 3D image is far more detailed and accurate than what can be seen with the human eye, too. The benefits allow for the best possible surgical outcomes.

Robotic surgery requires smaller incisions, so you experience faster healing times, and your hospital stay following surgery is generally shorter as well. Other benefits include:

  • Little to no scarring
  • Less blood loss
  • Lower risk of infection

If you need gynecologic surgery, you want the most accurate and least invasive method possible. To learn more about the benefits of robotic surgery, call Gynecologic Oncology Specialists or schedule an appointment online.