What is da Vinci surgery?
The da Vinci surgical system is an advanced robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgical system that allows surgeons to perform minimally-invasive surgeries with smaller, more precise hand movements.
Using this robotic-assisted technology, our very own Dr. Antonini can:
- Get a 3D, high-definition, magnified view inside the body with the help of a laparoscope (a thin tube with a tiny camera and light at the end)
- Use wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand (270 degrees of rotation)
As a result, da Vinci enables him to operate with enhanced vision, precision, and control. The da Vinci System represents the latest in surgical and robotic technologies. He is 100% in control of the da Vinci System at all times, and the technology allows his hands to move tiny surgical instruments in smaller, precise movements.
Dr. Antonini recently completed his 1000th da Vinci case!
Which surgeries can be performed with da Vinci?
At Central Texas Urogynecology & Continence Center, we use robotic-assisted technology to perform advanced pelvic surgeries. This includes surgery for pelvic organ prolapse, fistulas, urinary and fecal incontinence, endometriosis, and fibroids. Learn more about these surgeries here.
How does it work?
What are the benefits for patients?
As an alternative to open surgery and laparoscopy, the da Vinci Surgical System only requires a few incisions. This allows you to recover sooner and get back to your daily routine much faster.
Additional benefits include:
- Reduced pain
- Lower risk of infection or complications
- Less blood loss (fewer transfusions)
- A shorter stay at the hospital
- Less scarring due to the smaller incisions
- Less chance of urinary incontinence
- Preservation of sexual function
Why choose Central Texas Urogynecology & Continence Center for your surgery?
Not only does our urogynecology and continence center in Austin provide the latest, most advanced technology, but Dr. Antonini is also a very skilled surgeon. He is known for staying ahead of the curve when it comes to urogynecologic medicine, particularly for minimally invasive surgical techniques. He is also engaged in your care as a partnership and holds his work to the highest standard: yours. Learn more about Dr. Antonini’s medical background here.
Request an appointment in Austin, Texas
At Central Texas Urogynecology & Continence Center, our providers have the technology and expertise to perform the most advanced and delicate procedures. If you suffer from a urogynecologic condition, we can provide the treatment you need with this amazing technology.
Minimally-invasive surgery means less pain, a shorter stay at the hospital, and fewer complications. To find out if you are a candidate for da Vinci surgery, fill out our appointment request form or give us a call at 512-716-0861 to schedule your appointment.