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The surgeons at NWWHC are board-certified in minimally invasive robotic and laser surgery with thousands of minimally invasive laser surgery cases under their belt. In using the Da Vinci surgery robot to enhance major “Band-Aid” surgery techniques, tiny “keyhole” incisions are used to provide amazing precision and a magnified view of the patient’s anatomy to perform most types of major surgery through a laparoscope. In this minimally invasive process, it is common for a surgery to be associated with a 1-2 week recovery time (in most cases) as well as the common possibility for the surgeon to leave in the ovaries to avoid hormonal changes. Benefits of a minimally invasive surgery include less pain, lower risk of infection, minimal blood loss, and more.


The da Vinci robot provides amazing precision, a three-dimensional image rather than 2-D (like a TV), and magnifies the view of the patient’s anatomy by 10x.  This is like “walking around inside the patient” and being able to perform any type of major surgery through a laparoscope. Dr. Taylor says: “We’re now in an era where large incisions are no longer necessary for most gynecologic surgery!” In other words, “if you want to have any female surgery performed without the large additional incision, come and see us.  You will go home with only Band-Aids.” Also, 9 out of 10 of our patients go home in less than 5 hours.




Richard H. Taylor, M.D. with the da Vinci Robot

Dr. Heath Miller  M.D. with the da Vinci Robot