Queensland Robotic Centre


Queensland’s first robotic sacrocolpopexy performed at Greenslopes

Nov 04, 2013

Urologist Dr Kate Gray performed the first robotic sacrocolpopexy. This procedure is performed to correct prolapse and/or herniation of the vagina, uterus, and bladder.

In this procedure, mesh is used to anchor the cervix to the sacral bone thereby lifting the vagina and bladder into their normal anatomic positions.  

The robotic sacrocolpopexy avoids the need for a large abdominal incision, women undergoing this procedure are able to experience a less painful recovery with a significantly quicker return to normal activities than would be possible with open surgery.

Robotic surgery offers a minimally invasive approach with several technical advantages for the surgeon, including enhanced visualisation through magnification.

With the da Vinci System, surgeons operate through a few small incisions instead of a large open incision - similar to traditional laparoscopy. The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and special wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. As a result, da Vinci enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.

State-of-the-art da Vinci uses the latest in surgical and robotics technologies and is beneficial for performing complex and delicate surgery. Your surgeon is 100% in control of the da Vinci System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body. da Vinci – taking surgery beyond the limits of the human hand.

For information on this procedure visit: www.davincisurgery.com