Robotic surgeries to treat a range of gynaecological conditions, including uterine fibroids and pelvic pain, would provide better outcomes than open surgeries, according to Dr. Meenakshi Jain, a minimally invasive gynaecologist from the United States.

Dr. Jain, who participated in a one-day Robotic Gynaecology Workshop hosted by the Apollo Hospitals on Sunday, said that too many people were undergoing big surgeries and robotic surgeries would improve the care for patients. More and more hospitals should go for robotic surgery, she added.

Enlisting the advantages of robotic surgery, she said that it could be used for hysterectomies, myomectomy (removal of fibroids), endometriosis, chronic inflammation and ovarian transposition. Minimal blood loss, less post-operative pain, faster recovery and less scarring were some of the advantages, she added. There would be no complications like those associated with conventional surgery, including blood clots and infection.

With about 20-25 per cent of women in India having the problem of fibroids, she said that undergoing surgery would provide a good chance of conserving uterus, especially among the young.