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Robotic Surgery: What to Expect

Robotic Surgery: What to Expect

We understand the toll that infertility can take on both your emotional and physical well-being. Fortunately, advancements in medical technology offer hope if you’re struggling to conceive. Robotic surgery has emerged as a minimally invasive option for addressing various causes of infertility, such as endometriosis. 

At Desert Hills Care Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, board-certified OB/GYN Dr. Helard  Ballon-Hennings, MD, FACOG, and our dedicated team offer robotic surgery as an option for your fertility plan. We’re here to guide you through what to expect from this procedure and how it can benefit you. 

Understanding robotic surgery 

Also known as robotic-assisted surgery, this advanced procedure involves the use of robotic systems to perform surgical procedures with enhanced precision and control. Unlike traditional open surgery, which requires large incisions, robotic surgery utilizes small incisions and miniature instruments controlled by Dr. Ballon-Hennings from a computer console for optimal accuracy. This also allows for improved visualization and control, which may reduce the risk of complications. 

What to expect before robotic surgery  

Although the idea of robotic surgery can be intimidating, we’re here to ease your concerns by explaining every step of the process. Before undergoing your procedure, we’ll guide you through all pre-procedure instructions. These typically include: 

Medication adjustments

Dr. Ballon-Hennings may instruct you to stop taking certain medications prior to surgery. 


We may ask you to avoid eating or drinking anything the morning of your scheduled procedure, as instructed by our team. 

Transportation arrangements 

Arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home after surgery, as you may be under the effects of anesthesia. 

What happens during robotic surgery 

During your robotic surgery at Desert Hills Care Center, you can expect the following steps: 

Anesthesia administration 

You’ll receive anesthesia to ensure you’re comfortable and pain-free during your procedure. 

Robotic procedure

Advanced robotic technology is used to make tiny incisions and repair or remove tissues within your pelvic area. 

Recovery process 

After closing your incisions, Dr. Ballon-Hennings and our team take you to a recovery area. The length of time it takes to recover from robotic surgery varies depending on the complexity of your procedure. 

Postoperative care and recovery 

After your robotic surgery procedure for infertility, it’s essential to follow our postoperative care instructions to ensure your recovery is as smooth and successful as possible. This may include: 

Transportation assistance

We highly recommend having someone drive you home and assist you during your recovery period. 

Medication management

Take prescribed medications as directed by Dr. Ballon-Hennings to manage your pain and prevent infection. 

Rest and activity restrictions

Get plenty of rest and avoid strenuous exercise or heavy lifting until cleared by our team. 

Monitoring for complications 

Watch for any new or worsening symptoms and contact our team if you experience any abnormal vaginal bleeding or other concerns.

If you’re considering robotic surgery for your infertility journey, you can trust our expert team with your care. By understanding what to expect before, during, and after robotic surgery, you can approach your treatment with confidence and peace of mind. To learn more, call Desert Hills Care Center at 702-800-7008 today, or book online with us.

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