Dr. Shaw has been chosen since 2004 to be one a select group of surgeons from Intuitive Surgical, to be a nationwide proctor of da Vinci Robotic Surgery. Dr. Shaw routinely participates in national and international events for robotic surgery, keeping with the latest technology in this rapidly expanding area of Urology.
The classic treatment of cystocele or rectocele required large abdominal or vaginal incisions.
Newer treatment of cystocele and rectocele involve minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Shaw is able to replicate the same procedure that is done with a large (open) incision with the latest technology. Dr. Shaw is proud to offer da Vinci laparoscopic, robotic and vaginal repair of pelvic prolapse issues.
What is da Vinci Robotic Surgery? Simply put, the reason why we used to make large incisions for major surgeries was so we could put our hands inside the body. With the the advent of robotics, we perform the same surgery, arguably better, with smaller incisions, because instead of the surgeon’s hands, we only need to make a few small 1/2 inch incisions to insert the robotic hands. From there, we use 3-D vision, High Definition (HD) Cameras and the latest technology to translate the surgeons hand movements to the robotics. Think Wii for robotic surgeons!
All this technology translates to more precise movements, vision that is magnified in 3-D and other benefits. Results? Our patients rarely require blood transfusions, have less pain and smaller incisions than open surgery, and return home in 24-48 hours.