Computer-assisted, or Robotic, Surgery


Experts in using the most advanced surgery tools available, for your health and life

We’re the experts in diagnosing and treating women in all areas of obstetrics and gynecology — and in the specialized fields of urogynecology, gynecologic cancer, maternal-fetal medicine (caring for moms and their unborn babies), and infertility. And as part of our commitment to you and your health, we’re also experts in performing some of the most advanced surgery available, using computer-assisted or robotic surgery tools. In fact, our team is one of the few in Central Virginia to offer robotic-assisted surgery for certain conditions common to women.

Our physicians at VCU Health have invested time and training to bring the full benefits of tools like this to every woman we treat with it. For you, this commitment means better care, quicker recovery and less risk of complications. The research proves it. Compared to traditional surgery, advantages of robotic-assisted surgery are:

  • Less pain
  • Fewer or smaller scars
  • Less blood loss, and less need for blood transfusions
  • Less risk of infection
  • Faster recovery

And all these benefits add up to your quicker return to the things you want and need to do, including work and play.


For women at every stage of life

Our expertise in using robotic-assisted surgery includes treatment for:

  • Pelvic organ prolapse, when parts of the pelvic area fall out of (prolapse from) normal position
  • Repair of uterine prolapse using highly advanced techniques (sacrocolpopexy and abdominal colposacropexy)
  • Other pelvic floor disorders, those involving the uterus, vagina, bladder and rectum
  • Cervical and endometrial cancer
  • Endometriosis
  • Hysterectomy
  • Removal of fibroids in the uterus (myomectomy)
  • Removal of ovaries
  • Reconstruction after surgery or other treatment