Andrey Petrikovets, MD, FACOG
Urogynecologist located in Los Angeles, CA
Due to major advances in surgical technology, surgery is safer today than ever before. With robotic-assisted surgery, urogynecology specialist Andrey Petrikovets, MD, FACOG, performs complex surgical procedures with precision and control. To schedule a consultation with the surgical expert, call the Downtown Los Angeles, California, office or use the online booking tool to request an appointment.
Robotic Assisted Surgery Q & A
What is robotic-assisted surgery?
Robotic-assisted surgery is a form of minimally invasive surgery that uses specially designed robotic arms to assist with the surgical procedure. These robotic arms allow for improved precision and flexibility during procedures.
Dr. Petrikovets uses the da Vinci® surgical system to perform his robotic-assisted surgeries. This advanced surgical system is equipped with four robotic arms that he controls with his hands and feet from a special surgical console in the surgery room.
The da Vinci system is also equipped with a high-definition 3D camera that allows Dr. Petrikovets to view the entire surgical field in greater detail than he would be able to with his naked eye.
What procedures use robotic-assisted surgery?
Dr. Petrikovets uses robotic-assisted surgery to perform gynecological and urogynecological procedures. Some of the most common procedures include:
The hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that removes your uterus. In addition to robotic-assisted surgery, Dr. Petrikovets also performs hysterectomies laparoscopically and vaginally, which are also minimally invasive surgical procedures.
Excision of endometriosis
Endometriosis is a painful gynecological condition in which the endometrial tissue that lines your uterus grows outside the uterus. For some women, surgery to remove the overgrowth of tissue may be recommended to ease symptoms and improve quality of life.
Sacrocolpopexy is a surgical procedure Dr. Petrikovets performs to repair pelvic organ prolapse, which occurs due to a weakening of the pelvic floor muscles. This condition causes the pelvic organs to fall into the vagina.
What are the benefits of robotic-assisted surgery?
Robotic-assisted surgery offers many benefits to you. Some of the benefits include:
- Shorter hospital stay
- Less pain
- Reduced recovery time
- Minimal scarring
- Less blood loss
- Reduced risk of infection
This advanced form of minimally invasive surgery also offers better overall outcomes. For Dr. Petrikovets, robotic surgery allows him to perform very complex procedures using incisions as small as 2 centimeters.
Am I a good candidate for robotic-assisted surgery?
Dr. Petrikovets determines if you’re a good candidate for robotic-assisted surgery during your surgical consultation. While he prefers minimally invasive options due to their many benefits, the best technique for you may depend on your surgical needs, surgical history, and overall health.
To schedule a consultation with the surgical expert to discuss your options, call Andrey Petrikovets, MD, FACOG, or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.