Dr. Cornella describes what robotic surgery is most commonly used for at Mayo Clinic Arizona.
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Common Surgical Options for Urinary Incontinence The two most common surgical areas involved with robotic surgery are urology and gynecology. In gynecology, we use robotic surgery for addressing hysterectomy, prolapse, ovarian conditions as well as malignancy involving the genitor-urinary area. In terms of robotic sacral colpopexy, the Da Vinci robot is utilize to place a small thin graph attached to the vagina which is loosely attached to the presacral area and that results in significant support of the vaginal apex. Minimally invasive surgery offers much better recovery rates for patients and much better visualization in patients who are under going pelvic surgery.