Robotic surgery, also known as robot-assisted surgery, allows doctors to perform a wide range of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility, and control.

At Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), our highly skilled surgeons operate as a multidisciplinary team within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Utilizing advanced facilities and cutting-edge technology, our team provides patients with the latest in robot-assisted techniques to treat a broad spectrum of gynecological conditions safely through small incisions (keyhole surgery). Largely replacing traditional open surgery, which is performed by making large incisions, this innovative, robot-assisted surgery offers increased surgical precision, fewer complications, and shorter hospital stays, allowing patients a quicker return to enjoying a good quality life.

Integrating Mayo Clinic's three shields of practice, research, and education into our operating model, will continue to transform our robotic surgery services, supporting Abu Dhabi’s position as a science hub for innovation, medical education and research.


Diagnosis

Robotic surgery has several benefits including less blood loss, postoperative pain, and scarring, and offers a lower risk of infection. Our multidisciplinary team comprising gynecologists, gynecologic surgeons, obstetricians, anesthetics, and highly-specialized nurses work collaboratively to deliver trusted, compassionate and individualized care utilizing state-of-the-art technology. Performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to treat a wide range of conditions, our team has extensive expertise in the areas of:

  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian cysts and masses
  • Cancers of the uterus, cervix or ovaries
  • Heavy periods of pelvic pain and other benign causes
  • Urinary incontinence requiring intervention via the abdomen (suspension surgeries)

Treatments

With access to Mayo Clinic’s expertise, SSMC is equipped to perform the most complex robotic surgeries through a holistic approach to care. Our world-class technology offers a magnified 3D vision device with the latest and most precise instruments, enabling surgeons to achieve optimal outcomes for all patients, and allowing them to perform safe surgeries for women with a high BMI. The treatment options we provide include:

  • Robotic hysterectomy
  • Robotic myomectomies
  • Robotic cervical cerclage
  • Robotic ovarian cystectomy
  • Robotic reconstruction of uterine scar
  • Robotic excision of advanced, infiltrating endometriosis
  • Robotic pelvic and/or para-aortic lymph node dissection or sentinel lymph nodes sampling
  • Robotic trachelectomy (removal of the uterine cervix)
  • Robotic sacrocolpopexy, sacrohysteropexy, colposuspension and management of mesh complications
  • Complete or selected (sentinel) lymph nodes excision with high precision to protect surrounding vessels and nerves

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