Gynecologic Robotic Surgery

Surgeons can use the da Vinci Surgical System to perform minimally invasive gynecologic procedures including:

  • Hysterectomies (single incision in some instances*)
  • Myomectomies (surgical removal of fibroid tumors which leaves the uterine intact)
  • Abdominal sacrocolpopexies (surgical correction of vaginal vault prolapse, or falling)
  • Surgeries to treat cervical and endometrial cancers

What is robotic surgery and how can it help me?

Robotic surgery, utilizing the da Vinci Surgical System, is a less invasive technique than what is referred to as “open” surgery. With robotic surgery, the incisions made in your body by your surgeon are much smaller than the cut made during open surgery. Benefits of robotic surgery compared to open surgery include:

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer complications
  • Less need for narcotic pain medicine
  • A faster recovery
  • Smaller incisions associated with minimal scarring

Like all new technology, robotic surgery is not appropriate for all patients. 

Learn more about surgeons who perform gynecological robotic surgeries at Northeast Georgia Medical Center:


Jason Bailey, MD (Gainesville)
Northeast Georgia Physicians Group OB/GYN

Robert Brett Barger, MD (Gainesville)
Longstreet Clinic

Clayton Cox, MD (Gainesville and Braselton)
Northeast Georgia Physicians Group OB/GYN

Zack Dillard, MD (Gainesville)
Longstreet Clinic

Holt Harrison, MD (Braselton)
Northeast Georgia Physicians Group OB/GYN

Ross Jacobson, MD (Gainesville)
Longstreet Clinic

Francis Lake, Jr., MD (Braselton)
Northeast Georgia Physicians Group OB/GYN

Keshma Saujani, MD (Gainesville)
Longstreet Clinic

Jeffrey Ward, MD (Braselton)
Northeast Georgia Physicians Group OB/GYN

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Gynecologic Oncology

Andrew Green, MD (Gainesville and Braselton)
Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Gynecologic Oncology
Medical Director of the Robotic Surgical Program at Northeast Georgia Medical Center


What is the da Vinci Surgical System?

The da Vinci Surgical System is a tool that utilizes advanced, robotic, computer and optical technologies to assist your surgeon with your operation. It does not act on its own and its movements are controlled by your surgeon.

The da Vinci Surgical System has a 3D high definition (3D-HD) vision system, special instruments and computer software that allow your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control. The 3D-HD image is highly magnified, so your surgeon has a close-up view of the area he or she is operating on.

The da Vinci instruments have mechanical wrists that bend and rotate to mimic the movements of the human wrist – allowing your surgeon to make small, precise movements inside your body.

And, da Vinci software can minimize the effects of a surgeon’s hand tremors on instrument movements. 

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