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Robotic Surgery

A. Michael Coppa, MD

OB/GYNs located in Cranston, RI, Smithfield, RI & Providence, RI

Dr. A. Michael Coppa is a skilled surgeon who offers a number of minimally invasive surgical options at his OB/GYN practice in Cranston, Rhode Island and Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Coppa specializes in robotic surgeries for gynecological issues, such as endometriosis, fibroid uterus, and abnormal uterine bleeding, using the innovative da Vinci® surgery system. To discuss your surgical options with Dr. Coppa call his Cranston office.

Robotic Surgery Q & A

What is robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical method that requires only small incisions to perform surgeries such as hysterectomy.

Dr. Coppa uses the da Vinci robotic surgery system, which offers more precision for complex surgeries. The system involves slender surgical instruments that fit through small incisions and contain a tiny camera. This camera transmits a video signal to an external monitor, which Dr. Coppa watches during surgery.

The robotic system features master controls that Dr. Coppa operates to move the surgical instruments to perform the surgery.

What conditions can be treated with robotic surgery? 

Dr. Coppa uses the da Vinci robotic surgical system to perform minimally invasive surgeries that address conditions like:

  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian Cyst
  • Fibroid Uterus
  • Hysterectomies

Dr. Coppa can also use the technology to perform biopsies on suspected cancer sites.

What are the benefits of robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery offers many benefits over traditional open surgery. Because the surgery requires only small incisions, you can expect to heal faster and have less pain.

Other benefits of robotic surgery include:

  • Less physical trauma
  • Reduced risk of scarring
  • Less risk of post-surgery infection

Robotic surgery allows Dr. Coppa more precision and control during complex procedures. Many times, he can perform surgeries using minimally invasive techniques that aren’t possible in traditional surgery.

Is robotic surgery right for me?

Dr. Coppa usually reserves surgery as a last resort when other treatments aren’t working. If you need a procedure such as a hysterectomy, he will review your medical history and current health to determine if surgery is a safe option. 

If you need surgery, Dr. Coppa performs all procedures at Women & Infants Hospital in Providence. You may need pre-surgery testing, including blood work, to ensure you can tolerate the procedure and necessary anesthesia. 

You will need a family member or friend to drive you home and care for you until you fully recover from anesthesia. 

Learn more about available surgical options by calling the Cranston or Providence office or using the convenient online booking tool to schedule a consultation.