Fort Worth – Medical City Alliance is now offering robot-assisted hysterectomy. The surgery requires a highly skilled surgeon using a computer to guide surgical instruments through very small incisions, as opposed to traditional surgery that may require a large incision.
“I think the number one benefit to the patient is recovery time,” says Angela Cope, MD, OB-Gyn, and Chief of Staff at Medical City Alliance. “It is a much quicker recovery. It is an easier recovery. In addition, pain is much less that what we see in traditional surgery. In fact, I have a lot of patients that don’t require any pain medication other than Advil or Tylenol.”
While hysterectomy and hernia surgeries are common applications for the robot, the opportunity for other types of surgeries is rapidly expanding. Patients that undergo robotic surgery may also experience less blood loss, decreased risk of infection and less scarring than those undergoing a traditional surgery.
Medical City Alliance, opened in February 2015, recently celebrated its 100th robotic case. Robot assisted surgery is quickly becoming the preferred method by physicians and patients.
“I was up walking four hours after my surgery,” says Rena, a patient who recently underwent robot-assisted hysterectomy surgery. “Within a week I was back to driving my kids to their activities. It was awesome. Life changing, dramatically life changing.”
Dr. Cope and Rena were featured in a video recently to help women considering robot-assisted hysterectomy surgery better understand the benefits.
About Medical City Alliance
Medical City Alliance is a full-service, 55-bed, acute care facility serving the communities of Fort Worth, Keller, Roanoke, Haslet, Saginaw and surrounding communities in northern Tarrant county and southern Denton county. The hospital offers a full range of services, specializing in women’s, cardiology, robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery, and emergency care. Medical City Alliance has been recognized by The Joint Commission for the Hospital Accreditation Program for 2015 and is a part of Medical City Alliance. For more information about the hospital, please visit medicalcityalliance.com/