Gynecologic Robotic Surgery

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Peter Johnson, MD, the first physician in Wisconsin to perform gynecologic surgery using the da Vinci Surgical System, discusses the benefits and misconceptions surrounding robotic-assisted surgery.

A hysterectomy may be performed to treat several conditions including uterine disease, uterine fibroids, endometriosis and gynecologic cancers. Advances in technology and technique are providing women with alternatives to traditional open surgeries for the treatment of gynecologic concerns. Minimally-invasive surgery options, available through Aurora Health Care offer improved precision to provide women with a better patient experience.

Robotic-Assisted Gynecologic Surgery

By way of several tiny incisions, surgical instruments and 3D visual equipment access the surgical site with minimal disruption to surrounding tissue. Surgeons are able to clearly view important anatomical structures, and with total control of the robotic arms, they perform the most
complex and delicate procedures with enhanced dexterity and unmatched precision.

Experience Counts

Since initiating our robotic-assisted surgery program in 2002, Aurora Health Care physicians have collectively performed more than 4,700 robotic-assisted procedures using the daVinci Surgical System.

The Aurora Women’s Pavilion of Aurora West Allis Medical Center is a pioneer in the field of minimally-invasive gynecologic surgery. As Wisconsin’s first da Vinci® Epicenter for gynecologic oncology, our program has been recognized for superior patient care and excellence in patient outcomes. Aurora’s da Vinci Epicenter physicians also are dedicated to training, supporting and mentoring new da Vinci surgeons.

Our team of board-certified gynecologic oncologists offer the greatest level of experience in robotic gynecologic surgery, with over 900 procedures - a volume unmatched in the state of Wisconsin.


female reproductive organs graphicBenefits of robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less trauma to surrounding tissue
  • Less blood loss
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Faster recoveries
  • More rapid return to everyday activities
  • Less scarring
  • Less risk of infection

To learn more about robotic-assisted surgery, see our frequently asked questions.

If you are considering a robotic-assisted surgery, consider asking your physician the following questions:

  • What experience do you have with robotic-assisted surgery?
  • What types of robotic-assisted surgery procedures have you done?
  • How many robotic-assisted surgery procedures have you done?
  • What type of outcomes have your patients experienced?

To find out if robotic-assisted surgery may be right for you, visit Aurora’s Second Opinion Program or call 888-973-2663.