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The need for gynecological surgery can be a frightening prospect for a woman. At Baptist Health System, we understand your concerns, and strive to make your surgery as minimally invasive and stress-free as possible.
Highlights of our care include:
Expert surgeons experienced in a wide range of open and laparoscopic gynecological surgeries
State-of-the-art robotic-assisted surgery
Personalized care, focused on your individual needs
Robotic Gynecological Surgery: Bringing Innovations to You
Baptist is proud to be the first health system in San Antonio and South Texas to offer you minimally invasive robotic gynecological surgery. What does this mean for you? It means you receive experience and expertise you can trust with state-of-the-art
technology to deliver the most innovative treatment.
Robotic surgery makes it possible for our surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions, with unmatched precision. Less invasive procedures allow you to recover faster and have a shorter hospital stay —
meaning you can get back to your life sooner. That’s Baptist Care.
Conditions We Treat with Robotic Surgery
When medication and other treatments are unable to relieve symptoms, surgery remains the accepted and most effective treatment for a range of gynecologic conditions. Robotic surgery can be used to effectively treat all of the following gynecological conditions
Cervical and uterine cancer
Menorrhagia or excessive bleeding
Advantages of Robotic Gynecologic Surgery
For qualified candidates, robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery may offer numerous potential benefits over traditional gynecologic surgery, including:
A biopsy is the removal of a small piece of the cervix tissue, which then is tested in the lab for signs of disease or infection. Doctors typically order a biopsy when another medical test suggests that the body tissue is not normal.
Colposcopy is a procedure used to examine the vulva, cervix and vagina for signs of disease. Often ordered after an abnormal pap test, tissue is collected from the cervix and sent for laboratory testing.
A pap test is performed during a pelvic exam. A physician inserts a speculum into the opening of the vagina in order to examine the cervix and vagina. The cervix is then swabbed in order to test for cancer cells.
This surgical procedure uses a small, lighted tube placed near the female reproductive organs through an incision in the abdomen. Laparoscopy can be used to find cysts, fibroids and infections. Tissue can also be biopsied during the procedure.
This type of cyst occurs when the duct of the Bartholin's gland becomes blocked, resulting in the development of a fluid-filled cyst. The Bartholin's glands are a pair of glands between the vagina and the vulva that produce lubrication when they are stimulated.
This condition is the abnormal growth of cells on the cervix's surface. Considered a precancerous condition, it is typically the result of a sexually transmitted infection with the Human Papillomavirus, or HPV.
Also referred as a cervical insufficiency, this is a condition that occurs when weak cervical tissue causes or contributes to premature birth or possibly loss of the fetus in an otherwise uncomplicated pregnancy.
This condition is a rare ovarian tumor characterized by the presence of thyroid tissue that comprises more than 50 percent of the tumor’s overall mass. The tumor can be benign or malignant and is often treated with surgery.