NY Comprehensive Women's Medical -  - Gynecologist

NY Comprehensive Women's Medical

Gynecologists located in Midtown East, New York, NY & Brooklyn, NY

Robotic Surgery Specialist

As a top gynecologic practice in New York City, NY Comprehensive Women's Medical uses minimally-invasive techniques like robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery to enable patients to heal faster and with less pain so they can get back to their normal routines as soon as possible.

Robotic Surgery Q & A

What is robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery?

Robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery that allows for extensive surgery to be done via small abdominal incisions with a small camera rather than larger open incisions traditionally used. The da Vinci robot is one type of robotic surgical platform approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for use in gynecologic surgery.

What are the advantages of robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery?

Like traditional laparoscopic surgery, the advantages of robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery include smaller, more cosmetically appealing incisions, less postoperative pain, shorter hospital stay, and shorter recovery time compared to open surgery. In contrast to traditional laparoscopy, robot-assisted laparoscopy utilizes special wristed instruments and provides a 3-dimensional view that gives your surgeon improved visualization, precision, and control.

What conditions can be treated with robot-assisted laparoscopy?

Uterine fibroids, endometriosis, abnormal uterine bleeding, pelvic prolapse, gynecologic cancer and other conditions can be treated by robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery.

How many incisions will I have with robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery?

In general, patients undergoing multi-part robot-assisted laparoscopy will have 5 small incisions. Surgical pathology can be removed through the vagina or belly button. Some patients are candidates for single-site robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery, wherein a single slightly larger belly button incision will be the only incision.

How long will I stay in the hospital after my surgery?

Many patients will go home on the same day as the surgery. Select patients may stay overnight depending on the length of operative time or complexity of the surgical procedure.

I was told that I am not a good candidate for traditional laparoscopic surgery, does that mean that I should have robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery?

Typically patients who are not candidates for traditional laparoscopy are also not candidates for robot-assisted laparoscopy. Reasons to avoid minimally invasive surgery in a particular patient may include certain medical conditions or factors related to your surgical anatomy.


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    "Dr. Hudson openly welcomes questions. She spends as much time with you as you want. She is kind and takes her time. All in all, she's amazing!"

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    "Dr. Hudson is extremely easy to talk to and knowledgeable. I think she has been practicing for quite some time. I have since recommended her to a friend."

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    "I saw Dr. Nikole Ostrov, and I was incredibly impressed with how kind and non-judgmental she was."

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    "Dr. Ostrov has a great bedside manner. She is friendly, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. I feel very comfortable with her."

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    "Not only is the lady at the front the nicest receptionist ever, but the place is always kept super clean! On time- real and straight to the point."

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    "This was such a pleasant experience! There was minimal waiting time. It's not often you find a doctor that seems to genuinely care about you."

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    "The front desk was amazing--I stupidly forgot my insurance card and the receptionist was so gracious and helpful. The medical assistance was also very friendly."

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    "All of my experiences with this practice have been extremely positive. Even the medical assistants are all great! I have never waited more than 30 minutes."

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    "Dr. Friedman performed a DNC on me last year, he and the staff at the Lenox Hill Hospital were AMAZING. They definitely make an awkward situation VERY comfortable."

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