SIU Robotics

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Robotics

Division Doctors
SIU School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Robotic Qualified Surgeons
Dr. Sohail Siddique, Dr. Erica Nelson, Dr. Ricardo Loret de Mola, Dr. Kristina Ericsson, Dr. Arturo Garza-Cavazos, Dr. Laurent Brard

SIU Healthcare Department of OB/GYN continues at the forefront of technology to improve patient care.  Part of this mission is offering minimally invasive surgery for many gynecologic procedures.  Minimally invasive surgery is known for quick recovery time, shorter hospital stays and small incisions (1-2cm) compared to traditional open surgery.  The state-of-art technology is da Vinci surgery which offers patients more opportunities for a faster recovery. 

The da Vinci robot provides the surgeon the ability to control robotic arms with 360 degrees of mobility, seven degrees of freedom, while looking through a camera with three dimensional and high definition images.  This technology allows more procedures to be performed minimally invasively so patients experience a quicker recovery, faster return to normal activities, shorter hospital stay, less pain, less scarring, and fewer surgical complications.

Some of the gynecologic procedures SIU Healthcare Department of OB/GYN currently offer:

  1. Hysterectomy
  2. Myomectomy
  3. Adnexal surgery (ovaries and fallopian tubes)
  4. Tubal reversal
  5. Sacral and hystercolpopexy (for urogenital prolapse)
  6. Cancer staging
  7. Surgery for endometriosis
  8. Fertility Surgery

Summary of benefits to patient with da Vinci surgical procedures:

  1. Quicker recovery
  2. Faster return to normal activities
  3. Shorter hospital stay
  4. Less pain
  5. Less infection
  6. Less blood loss
  7. Less scarring
  8. Fewer surgical complications
SIU Healthcare Gynecologic surgeons utilize the facilities at Memorial Medical Center and St. Johns Hospital in Springfield, Illinois.  Both hospitals offer the da Vinci Si robot with high definition.  St. Johns offers one of the few dual consol robots in the country to improve the experience and safety for training future surgeons in robotic surgery.  Both hospitals have specialized teams that has been trained to keep patient safety in the forefront while offering state-of-the-art quality care.