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Robotic Surgery Specialist

Jamie E. Kim, MD, FACOG

OB/GYN located in Fountain Valley, CA

At her practice in Fountain Valley, California, Jamie Kim, MD, FACOG, aims to provide the most advanced treatments available so you get the most effective results with the least amount of risk. Dr. Kim is a skilled surgeon and offers minimally invasive robotic surgery to perform certain gynecological procedures, including hysterectomy and removal of fibroids. To learn more about robotic surgery, call the office, or schedule an appointment using the online booking button.

Robotic Surgery Q & A

What is robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery allows Dr. Kim to perform complex surgical procedures with precision, flexibility, and control using robot-assisted miniaturized surgical tools. It’s a type of minimally invasive surgery, which means she only needs to make small incisions to perform the procedure.

The first robotic surgical system was approved by the FDA for use in gynecological procedures in 2005, making it a relatively new technique. Dr. Kim received specialized training so she could offer this advanced surgical technique to her patients.

Robotic surgery allows Dr. Kim to perform complex or delicate procedures that may have been more difficult or even impossible with traditional surgical options, including open and laparoscopic surgery, which is also a type of minimally invasive procedure conducted through small incisions in your abdomen.

What types of procedures are performed robotically?

Dr. Kim uses robotic surgery to perform a number of gynecological procedures. Some of the most common include:

  • Total hysterectomy
  • Removal of fibroids or ovarian tumors
  • Treatment for endometriosis

Though robotic surgery is traditionally done through small incisions, if needed, Dr. Kim can use the robotic instruments during open procedures as well. She determines if robotic surgery makes the best choice for you after a thorough examination and review of your health history.

How is robotic surgery performed?

During your robotic surgery, Dr. Kim attaches the miniaturized surgical tools to the robotic arms and uses a 3D surgical camera, which is attached to another arm, as her eyes during the surgery. She uses a special control located on the robotic system to operate the arms and surgical tools.

Each move Dr. Kim makes is replicated by the surgical instruments and scaled for precision.

What are the benefits of robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery offers a number of benefits when compared to both open and laparoscopic surgery.

Benefits include:

  • Faster recovery and healing
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Less scarring, blood loss, and pain
  • A shorter hospital stay
  • Minimal trauma to the body

If Dr. Kim is able to perform your procedure using robotic surgery that may also mean you’ll be able to get back to your usual activities a lot faster.

For advanced surgical techniques from a skilled surgeon and caring physician, call Dr. Kim’s office today, or schedule an appointment using the online booking button.