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Robotic-Assisted Gynecology Surgery

At Allegheny Health Network (AHN), we specialize in robotic surgery. Our highly trained surgeons use the da Vinci® Surgical System* for complex hysterectomies, myomectomies (removal of uterine fibroids), and other gynecologic procedures. With this system, a surgeon uses a robot outfitted with a 3-D, high-definition camera to perform complex surgeries through tiny incisions. This precise system enables our surgeons to perform delicate surgeries with minimal disruption to your life. It allows for quicker recovery times, less pain and scarring, and a faster return to your everyday activities.

Robotic surgery at Allegheny Health Network: Why choose us?

Our award-winning physicians and surgeons specialize in women’s health issues, particularly robotic surgery. Because robotic surgery uses smaller abdominal incisions, it allows for faster recovery and lower costs.

At AHN, you can expect robotic surgery that is:

  • Specialized: We’re committed to delivering quality care, close to home. AHN is a pioneer in robotic surgery, and our surgeons regularly perform robotic surgeries throughout western Pennsylvania. We have performed more than 6,500 gynecologic surgeries across all our hospitals, including more than 1,400 gynecological oncology surgeries. For many procedures, such as hysterectomies, you can often go home the same day.
  • Renowned: West Penn Hospital is accredited as a Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Center of Excellence by AAGL (American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists). AHN physicians were among the first in the U.S. to earn certification in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Our credentials ensure you’re getting the highest-quality care possible.
  • Convenient: We offer treatment locations throughout the region at multiple women’s health center locations. If necessary, we streamline appointments to make sure you meet with several specialists on the same day whenever possible.

Benefits of robotic surgery at AHN

For complex hysterectomies, myomectomies, and other gynecologic procedures, robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System* is often the most effective, least invasive treatment option. Through tiny incisions in the abdomen, surgeons can operate with extreme precision and control, minimizing the pain and risk associated with larger incisions. This system also increases the likelihood of a fast recovery and an excellent clinical outcome.

Benefits of robotic surgery include:

  • Less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster return to normal daily activities

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