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Gynecologic Robotic Surgery

Why choose Ochsner Health for your gynecologic robotic surgery?

The internal and external organs of the reproductive system not only play a critical role in every stage of reproduction — from fertility to conception and pregnancy to childbirth — but they also create the hormones that play a role in everything from bone density to heart health. When part of your reproductive system requires surgery, you can count on Ochsner for expert gynecologic robotic surgery in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Using our da Vinci Surgical System, the gynecological surgeons at Ochsner can provide minimally invasive surgical procedures for the most complex conditions.

Robotic surgery, also called robotic-assisted surgery, is an advanced minimally invasive surgery. Rather than perform surgery through large, open incisions, surgeons who perform robotic surgery create several small incisions, called ports. A high-definition 3D camera, along with surgical instruments attached to robotic surgical arms, are inserted through the small incisions. Using controllers that mimic their hand movements, surgeons control the surgical instruments to perform procedures on the reproductive system, including the ovaries, uterus, vagina and vulva.

The combination of the tiny instruments, the 3D camera and the robot’s skill allows the surgeon to reach areas of the anatomy that aren’t easily accessible with the hands.

Robotic surgery offers many benefits over traditional open surgery, including:

  • Decreased pain after surgery
  • Faster recovery time
  • Fewer complications
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter hospital stay

We offer gynecologic robotic surgery programs to serve patients in Louisiana and Mississippi. Find a location near you.

Our experienced surgeons offer the following gynecologic procedures:

  • Correction of vaginal prolapse — when the uterus, vaginal walls or top of the vagina falls out of place
  • Hysterectomies — removal of the uterus, and sometimes the cervix, fallopian tubes and ovaries
  • Pelvic reconstructive surgery
  • Treatment for endometriosis — a condition where uterine lining grows outside of the uterus
  • Tubal ligation reversal
  • Urinary leakage/inconsistency procedures
  • Uterine fibroid removal with robotic myomectomy — a procedure that preserves the uterus


One of the best benefits for the robotic approach to surgery is decreased time spent in the hospital. While people recover at different rates, the average hospital stay is several hours to one day after surgery. You can expect to return to many normal activities after four to six weeks.

Laparoscopic surgery is performed with surgical tools by hand and involves small incisions and the use of a thin rod with a camera attached to the end.

Robotic surgery is performed with the assistance of a robot, such as the da Vinci Surgical System.

Both surgeries are beneficial for decreased blood loss and hospital stays as opposed to traditional open surgery that may require a longer operative time and increased time in the hospital post-surgery.

We can perform robotic-assisted surgery on patients who may not have been a candidate at other hospitals, including overweight and obese patients. The best way to find out if you are a candidate for a robotic hysterectomy at Ochsner is to request an appointment with our gynecology team.

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Map of Ochsner-affiliated facilities that provide services related to Gynecologic Robotic Surgery

Gynecologic Robotic Surgery Locations

Ochsner Acadia General Hospital
1305 Crowley Rayne Highway
Crowley, LA 70526
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center
1214 Coolidge St.
Lafayette, LA 70503
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Medical Complex - The Grove
10310 The Grove Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70836
  • Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Slidell Memorial Hospital East
100 Medical Center Drive
Slidell, LA 70461
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Medical Center - West Bank Campus
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA 70056
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge
17000 Medical Center Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner
180 West Esplanade Ave.
Kenner, LA 70065
  • Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.