Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

Darin Swainston, MD, FACOG

Robotic Gynecological Surgeons located in Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV

Due to advances in science and medicine, many gynecological surgeries are now minimally invasive with assistance from robotics. Darin Swainston, MD, FACOG, has extensive experience performing robotic-assisted gynecological surgery in the Las Vegas and Summerlin area, allowing his patients maximum comfort and ease of recovery with improved cosmesis.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

What is robotic-assisted gynecological surgery?

During a robotic-assisted procedure, Dr. Swainston uses a video-equipped surgical robot with extreme precision to allow them to complete the surgery using as few as one very small incision rather than one large incision. The surgeon operates the robotic system using a bedside console or computer and can see highly detailed, magnified images of the operation site despite the size of the incisions. The result is greater precision, lower risk of blood loss, and faster recovery time for patients.

Which robotic-assisted surgeries are available by Dr. Darin Swainston?

Dr. Darin Swainston performs the following robotic-assisted surgeries for maximum patient comfort and safety:

  • Hysterectomy – Removal of the uterus and sometimes cervix
  • Myomectomy – Removal of uterine fibroids
  • Lysis of adhesions – Removal of scar tissue near reproductive organs
  • Resection of endometriosis – Removal of implants associated with endometriosis while preserving the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus
  • Ovarian Cystectomy – Partial or complete removal of ovarian cysts/tumors.
  • Uterosacral vaginal vault suspension – Repair of uterine and vaginal prolapse
  • Abdominal sacrocolpopexy – Repair of tissues, ligaments, and muscles supporting the vagina

Which are the risks associated with robotic-assisted surgeries?

All surgery comes with inherent risk, whether invasive or non-invasive. The risk of complications from anesthesia or the procedure itself are possible and vary greatly between procedures and patients. A thorough review of the patient’s medical history is essential in avoiding potential complications.

Robotic-assisted surgery reduces some risks, including the risk of blood loss, infection in the wound, blood clots in the legs, and pneumonia. There's also less pain with recovery and a quicker recovery time.

How many follow-up appointments are required?

Because of the rapid recovery period after non-invasive surgery, most patients report back for 1 or 2 follow-up appointments at specific intervals after the procedure.

Who is eligible for robotic-assisted gynecological surgeries?

Patients who have a condition that can be treated through robotic-assisted surgery and who are in fair medical condition to withstand surgery are generally strong candidates. In some cases, advanced age or morbid obesity may disqualify a patient from a procedure. However, this isn't unique to robotic-assisted surgeries; it applies to both robotic-assisted and traditional surgical methods.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept most insurance policies for your convenience. Please contact your insurance carrier to verify your individual benefits, and any copays or coinsurance that are part of your plan. Patients are responsible for notifying our office if a specific plan requires precertification, preauthorization, or a referral (especially HMOs). Please call the phone number on the back of your insurance card to verify your provider network participation as insurance carriers change policies often.

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