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what happens during robot-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy?

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Dr. PAUL EUN
Dr. PAUL EUN answered
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Precision: Robot assisted surgery is performed in order to accomplish hysterectomy with minimally invasive method possible when abdominal hysterectomy must be done otherwise. Several small incisins are made in the abdomen and robotic instruments are placed through each incision and the surgeon actually performs the procedure remotely sitting at a surgeon's console controlling all robotic instruments.
Answered on Sep 13, 2019
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Dr. Lillian Schapiro
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
The set up is very similar to laparoscopy, but the instruments are attached to the robot. There is less torque, or pulling, on the patient from the way the robotic instruments are placed. The robotic arms controlled by the surgeon allow for very precise and delicate surgery.
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