da Vinci Robotics
da Vinci Surgery
The da Vinci surgical system is a breakthrough surgical technology that allows for a minimally invasive approach to common gynecologic surgical conditions. This robotic-assisted laparoscopic approach eliminates the need for a large abdominal incision and as a result, dramatically reduces post-operative pain and recovery time. It allows for this minimally invasive approach to more difficult cases where laparoscopy alone would not be possible.
Dr. Sherri Levin has been performing da Vinci assisted surgeries since 2007 and has completed over 500 cases as of 2010. She currently teaches doctors from around the country the appropriate utilization of the da Vinci system in routine and advanced cases. As a result of her experience and expertise, she was asked to appear on The Doctors as an expert on this surgical approach in 2008. Most recently, she was designated a da Vinci Gynecologic Epicenter. Dr. Anne Gonzalez and Dr. Amelie Chu are also certified daVinci robotic surgeons.
We believe that almost anyone is a candidate for a da Vinci surgery and continue to be amazed by the phenomenal results that this new surgical system provides. Listed below are common gynecologic conditions for which the da Vinci system can be utilized:
• Uterine Fibroids - to remove fibroids (myomectomy) or the entire uterus (hysterectomy)
• Endometriosis - to remove endometriosis tissue to relieve pain
• Pelvic Prolapse (including uterine, bladder and rectal) - to restore support
• Heavy menstrual bleeding - to remove the uterus (hysterectomy) if indicated
• Ovarian Cysts
• Uterine, Ovarian, and Cervical Cancer – to stage and treat cancer
The da Vinci surgical system offers numerous potential benefits to patients compared to traditional open approaches. These benefits include:
• Less post-operative pain
• Minimal operative blood loss
• Shorter hospital stay
• Fewer complications
• Quicker recovery time and return to regular activity
• Smaller incisions
For more information regarding the da Vinci surgical system please visit their website at www.davincisurgery.com. We also invite you to view testimonials from our patients regarding their surgical experiences.
Dr. Sherri S. Levin, M.D. & Associates located in Houston, Texas offers complete OB/GYN services featuring the latest state-of-the-art equipment including the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System which may be used to treat cervical and uterine cancer, fibroids, endometriosis, hysterectomy, pelvic prolapse surgery without mesh, excessive bleeding, laparoscopic robotic hysterectomy surgery and more. All of our doctors are FACOG Board Certified. We provide the highest quality adolescent and women’s health care services including: prepregnancy, pregnancy, postpregnancy, high-risk pregnancy, menopause, obstetrics, gynecology, aesthetics, pelvic health, mammograms, papsmears, ultrasound, bone density testing, osteoporosis, infections, Essure Sterilization, annual check-ups, the latest, most effective bladder incontinence procedures, overactive bladder procedures, and infertility treatments. Patients can be seen in a relaxing office environment.
Surgical Affiliations: Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital. We accept most insurance plans.
Dr. Sherri S. Levin, M.D. & Associates 929 Gessner Rd. Suite 2100 Houston, TX 77024 Phone: 713.464.4111 Fax: 713.464.3116