Robotic-assisted surgery helps women recover faster

Free seminar May 22

Women today have more treatment options than their mothers’ generation did when facing gynecologic cancers, fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic prolapse and other uterine conditions. A few years ago, a patient who needed gynecologic surgery faced an open surgical procedure that required a large incision. Now if surgery is needed, laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgeries may be an option involving fewer risks and a faster recovery.

“With robotic-assisted procedures, patients typically go home the next day and recover in as few as one to two weeks, compared to a recovery time of four to six weeks after open surgery,” says Katherine Diase, M.D. board certified OB/GYN on staff at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital

The da Vinci SI Surgical Robotics System allows surgeons to see and assess anatomy better than the naked eye. “Unmatched vision, precision and control of surgical robotics are amazing benefits of the da Vinci Robot,” says Jane Starr, M.D., board certified OB/GYN on staff at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. “It allows us to perform major surgeries through dime-sized incisions.”

In addition, if follow-up treatments are needed after surgery, such as for gynecologic cancers, women may be ready for the next phase of treatment more quickly.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Diase, Dr. Khairah, Dr. Le, Dr. Starr, or another OB/GYN in your area, please call our physician referral line at 281-274-7500.

A free Women’s Health Seminar will be held Tuesday, May 22, 6 p.m., Methodist Sugar Land Hospital — Conference Center.

RSVP to 281-274-7500 or email

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