Ashley Two of my aunts had fibroids and they just took out their uterus. So they don't have any children. Dr. Saffer Ashley has very large fibroids. It's not a cancer. So it's just an abnormal growth that just keeps on growing. If Ashley one day wants to get pregnant the only real option is removing the fibroids but not removing the uterus. Nurse You'll get prepped and ready to go to surgery. Dr. Saffer She's 20 and it's very unusual to see fibroids this big, early on in life. Louella I'm Louella. I'm Ashley's mom.
Nurse Her mom Okay. Ashley I'm Alexis, her sister. Nurse Okay very good. Dr. Saffer This is a da Vinci SI System. The first component is the arms of the robot maneuver very similarly to a human hand with perfect wrist movements. The second component is the actual surgical console. This manipulates the instruments on the robotic arms. When I put my head where the headpiece is, I'm immersed in a 3D field, of fantastic resolution. Fibroids can start to twist on themselves. And that can cause excruciating pain. Ashley It feels like something is like eating me from the inside out. My stomach rises up.
And it stiffens. I'm going to kill you. Dr. Saffer There are ways of removing fibroids, the conventional way is where you make a large incision and take them out. How you doing Nurse Hello. How are you Dr. Saffer With Ashley's surgery there's no way we could do this minimally invasively if it wasn't for the robotic system. I'm going to go through a couple of things, as to what's going to happen this morning. We'll make little incisions in your tummy, and if we can safely take the fibroids out robotically, then that's what we'll do.
Ashley Mmhmm. Okay. Male I'll kind of hold your hand while things are happening. Ashley Yeah. Colleen What seems very routine to us on a daytoday basis is not routine to our patients. They're in a world that's unfamiliar to them. Nurse Just kind of nervous Ashley Yeah. Nurse That's alright. Colleen We understand their fear. We're here to alleviate those fears. Nurse Even nurses get nervous. I had surgery a couple months ago, they kept saying are you nervous No, no, no, no, no, no. But when it got right down to the point it was yes,.
I was nervous. Colleen All of us just as human beings want to know what to expect. Nurse Hugs and smooches and see you later. You're in great hands. Dr. Saffer It's the only robotic system that's dedicated to women's surgery in San Diego County. Nurse Did you meet Sophia the robot Dr. Saffer She'll be out of the hospital the next day. Recovery instead of being six weeks, tends to be 10 days. We attach the robotic arms to the patient. And then I'm right next to her, at the console during the surgery.
Nurse Wow. Dr. Saffer The last thing that you need to do is to get that fibroid tissue out of the abdomen. And we use something called a morcelator. It is sucking the fibroid out. You take it out through a small incision in the abdomen. And close up the middle incisions and we're done. The biggest hole is this one, and it's about a centimeter. How you doing Everything went very, very well. Louella Uhhuh. Dr. Saffer The good news is we did it all robotically, as we planned. She has a beautiful.
Patient Story Robotic Uterine Fibroid Embolization with Magellan
Ivana I love to walk. It really feels great. I'm a teacher. Sometimes I work with the preschoolers or first grade, and you want to kind of be on their level, when you're sitting down. So I wasn't able to sit down a lot of times. And I noticed a lot of bloating. My body just wasn't functioning the way that it normally was. Last year the doctor noticed that I had fibroids that were the size of lemons. I was in pain a lot. I couldn't wear anything that buttoned. It literally looked like I was nine months pregnant. I was embarrassed. I sought.
Medical advice from my OBGYN about other options other than a hysterectomy. And he referred me to Dr. Bagla. Dr. Bagla Ivana, when she sought us out to have uterine fibroid embolization and it was performed robotically, she was ecstatic and knew that she was undergoing a procedure that would offer her a chance to really change her life. With traditional surgery, such as hysterectomy or myomectomy, there is an open incision, and most women are not ecstatic about having a large incision in the lower part of their abdomen, the scar, the potential.
For bleeding, or infections. With fibroid embolization as a whole, that procedure can be performed minimally invasively on an outpatient basis sometimes, and just through a simple needle hole. What's unique about the Magellan System is its ability to get to both right and left uterine artery, which is critical for the procedure. It offers support for our microcatheter to then deliver the embolic material right into the correct place within the uterus. Ivana The puncture that he made with the Magellan Robotics System, literally it was a little bandaid. And I remember, I had trouble finding where the incision was. Now I'm breathing.
Fibroid Surgery Using the daVinci Surgical Robot miVIP
I have been having problems with my fibroid for years and I actually had surgery on it about 15 years ago and had my right ovary removed and I kept having problems doctor Ghozland made me feel very comfortable about the procedure he explained to me what was going to happen and he said Cindy I highly recommend doing the Da Vinci robotic surgery because the recovery period is so much shorter and the staff at the surgical center was amazing by the way and the recovery I was amazed I had no abdominal pain like the first time I.
Had surgery on my abdomen I couldn't feel anything where they took anything out after four days I was feeling so good I can believe it I said to my husband i feels so good and he said why don't you go out for a run then I said I think it's a little too soon for that but I couldn't believe it because before my previous surgery I feel like I can really recommend this because my previous surgery took me a good year to get back to normal and it was months that I had pain in my abdomen and throbbing and.
Robotic Surgery Innovations for Gynecology El Camino Innovates
Gtgt Regular surgery is usually made with a scalpel of long incision and obviously the drawbacks of that is that it takes longer to recover. There is more pain and the incision is more prone to have infections. What we're doing now is doing the same type of surgery but through very small incisions each about a centimeter in size. And with that approach, the incisions are smaller with less pain and patients do better, get back get out of the hospital quicker, get back on their feet, get back to work, all those things.
Gtgt What's different about the da Vinci system is that the laparoscopic surgery that we're able to do, we now have threedimensional visualization and the robotic instruments have a greater degree of freedom. So the instruments are wristed so you can accomplish more internally than you can with the straight stick conventional laparoscopic instruments. So it allows us to get around corners, accomplish more difficult surgeries laparoscopically than we would have been able to previously. gtgt So the benefits is that when she wakes up, she will have four or five very small incisions versus one long incision.
And so right away, the requirements for pain medication are a lot less. The patients are drinking fluids by the first night after surgery and I would say the majority of them actually are going home the day after the surgical procedure. gtgt We deal with cancers of the female reproductive tract. So, the typical surgeries that we would perform for female cancers would be radical hysterectomies for cervix cancer, hysterectomies with lymph node removal for endometrial cancer, cervix cancer. We can also take out ovarian tumors that are in early stages.
And perform the same staging procedure laparoscopically as well. We also as gynecologists do a number of benign conditions such as fibroids or heavy bleeding. I personally have an interest in pelvic reconstructive surgery. So I do reconstructive surgery for pelvic prolapse. It happens oftentimes after women have babies and they're older, things kind of fall. And I do a procedure robotically where we lift things up internally with a laparoscopic approach and one must stay one night in the hospital. Just like with any technical skill, I think the more you do the better you become at it.
And in robotic laparoscopic surgery, people often talk about learning curves. I'm almost up to 500 cases and I think that's well above the average. But I think it is important when you're choosing to have surgery to find somebody who is experienced with whatever technique they're using. And also not just the surgeon's experience with the equipment but the whole team and at El Camino Hospital, we have a team of professionals, nurses and scrub technicians who are very familiar with the whole process. So the whole robotic surgery process goes more smoothly.
Sawsan Assanie, MD Tutorial Profile
Gtgt There's been a lot of tradition in my family. My father was actually a general OBGYN, and so I grew up in a family that gynecology and obstetrics was the routine. I think I went into OBGYN for very different reasons than my father, and have kind of developed my career specific to my particular interests. But the basis for it has always been a passion, particularly for women's health. My primary focus, or the way that I like to see patients is to make sure to see each individual patient as a unique person what are her specific needs,.
What are her specific goals and to make sure that she's very well informed about all of the options that are available to her, whether they're medical or surgical. And so I really like to tailor my treatment plan particularly to that patient's needs, and what seems to be best appropriate for her. My focus is in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, as well as I see a lot of patients with endometriosis, and chronic pelvic pain. I have specific training in advanced gynecologic surgery, particularly laparoscopic surgery, and robotic surgery, and I've tailored my practice to see patients with uterine fibroids,.
Senait Fisseha, MD Tutorial Profile
Gtgt I knew I wanted to be in women's health. I wanted to do women's health preventive medicine, reproductive health kind of was a broad spectrum. And then, when I was in medical school, I was exposed to various subspecialties, and definitely, given my early interest in women's health, OBGYN appealed to me. But simultaneously, while I was in medical school, I also went to law school and got a J.D. and had a very strong interest in women's rights and reproductive rights. So, reproductive endocrinology and infertility was a natural field for me that allowed me.
To be involved in women's health, the medical piece of it, as well as women's rights, human rights, reproductive rights. So, the field allows me to incorporate all my training and participate in women's health, not just as a health care provider, but also as a advocate for women in every aspect of a woman's life. What excites me about my work is just from the initial contact with a couple who are struggling with infertility, which is something a basic human need, human desire. So, from helping those couple from their first encounter, with its vast overwhelming emotion,.
How to cure uterine fibroids without surgery
Hello, I'm doctor Gillian Johnson As a former fibroids sufferer what I want to tell you is You don't have to suffer. Fibroids and fibroids symptoms can be cured WITHOUT surgery or a hysterectomy. I had two uterine fibroids, and you may know how painful is. After several unsuccessful medications, my gynecologist wanted me to undergo surgery. But another doctor suggested me to follow a new holisticdrugfree method, accessible on the web. In just 5 weeks fibroids shrunk drastically. No more pain, no more irregular periods, no more bladder pressure. The following ultrasounds shown that both of these fibroid were completely gone.
Neenah Pregnancy Kaldas Center
My mama was a righteous woman. She was of the opinion that you do well by people and good for people at every turn can. The way should start a conversation is Rami what good have you done for people today And so I think that had a deep influence on me. My job is my life. When I'm here in town I keep my pager on 247 and I try to deliver all of my patients. That's the kind of commitment that I would want from my doctor and that's the kind of commitment.
That I want to give to my patients. I think there's nothing really truly more empowering then watching a woman take control over her birth experience or her health care in general. I think that's what really shows what women are made of. I wanna be the person that when they remember their birth that they think you know what, there was this really great person that helped me get to where I wanted to be and that she was there and never had to worry that I was in it alone. We become friends.
You know! So I really get excited when we would bring back their babies or when they just peek their head into visit, because it is, its a friendship and a relationship that we established To be able to go through life truly with the job that you love is one of the greatest accomplishments you can have. We care so much that we will not within human ability let someone down on our promise to help them and so we are there for you. 9208862299 Kaldas Center for Fertility, Surgery Pregnancy, S.C. kaldascenter.
Green Bay obgyn Meet Midwife Shelly Weisheipl Kaldas Center
Yes, I'm always this smiley. This never shuts off. I've been a midwife for a long time, actually 19 years. So, I started practicing in Oshkosh. I've always wanted, um, to be, and I think that I am, very approachable. That, um, I like to keep things laid back and in an environment that you feel like you can ask me anything. I love conversation and, and have a great time with my patients so sometimes, you know, get the medical things completed but we have a good time doing the rest. So that just makes it a relaxed environment.
Cause you know the doctor's office can be kind of intimidating. I don't want it to be that way. So a lot dialogue, um so, that I think it really key component of midwifery care is just that individualized, very personal care. Um, and taking a lot of time to do it. Um, from everything. From the very beginning to the birth plan and, um, coming in all their deliveries and making sure that even if you're not there every moment that plan is in place. That you're communicating with the nurses and the doctors is this is what's going to.
Happen. Even if you have to step away for a little while, the plan is intact. So you're that patient advocate throughout. Helping women succeed and have real choices, educated choices, um, is core. Is, I'm, that's what I would want myself, it's what I would want for my daughters, and my sister. Um, to have someone listen to them, validate their fears, or concerns, and help them, really help them. You know that independent woman's woman. I think a patient once said that to me and I felt like that's one of the greatest compliments.
Gynecological Surgery Da Vinci Robotic Hysterectomies Uterine Fibroids
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Revolutionary Robotic Treatment For Uterine Fibroids.Minnesota patients have another option to consider when faced with the need for surgery. Surgeons at Allinas United Hospital are using a new robotic system..
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Robotic Myomectomy Uterine Fibroids Lowe Back Pain Manipal Hospitals
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Robotic Fibroid Surgery - Lynn's Testimonial.Hear one patients story about uterine fibroids and her experience with robotics surgery at the Porter Robotics Institute in Denver, Colorado..
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Patient Story: Robotic Uterine Fibroid Embolization With Magellan.With the Magellan Robotic System, patient Yvanna underwent a Uterine Fibroid Embolization UFE procedure to treat uterine fibroids..