Robotic Surgery Specialist

Pavilion for Women's Health and Wellness

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Miami, FL

While Dr. Scott Dunkin and Dr. Eric Runyon try to help their patients avoid surgery with other less invasive treatments, in some cases, surgery is the best and most effective option to address a gynecological health issue. At Pavilion for Women’s Health and Wellness in Miami, Dr. Runyon and Dr. Dunkin use the da Vinci® robotic surgery system to provide precise, minimally invasive procedures such as a hysterectomy, myomectomy, or a sacrocolpopexy. If you have questions or concerns about robotic surgery, call or schedule a consultation online today.

Robotic Surgery Q & A

What is robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical technique where your surgeon uses a robotic system to perform certain procedures. Dr. Dunkin and Dr. Runyon use the da Vinci robotic surgery system at Pavilion for Women’s Health and Wellness.

Your doctors are trained to use the da Vinci system for a wide range of simple and complex procedures. Under the direction of your surgeon, the robotics can make smaller and more precise movements using tiny surgical instruments which limit the need for large incisions and painful healing.


What are the benefits of robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery provides many patient benefits. For example, the da Vinci robotic surgery system makes small incisions in your body. This not only makes your recovery time quicker, but it also reduces your risk of infection and scarring.

The robotics are also dexterous, which makes minimally invasive yet complex surgeries possible. The technology also enables greater precision, which ultimately improves your overall outcome.


What surgical procedures are performed robotically?

The doctors at Pavilion for Women’s Health and Wellness offer various surgical procedures using the da Vinci robotic system.


Hysterectomies are common procedures used to remove your uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries and related tissue. With the da Vinci robotic system, the surgery is performed through a small incision in your belly button for the camera and one or two tiny cuts for the surgical tools.

The robotics include a 3D high definition view of the inside of your body and small wristed instruments that can bend and twist to a greater degree than a human wrist. That allows your surgeon to perform the hysterectomy with tiny, precise movements.


A myomectomy is a surgical procedure that removes uterine fibroids. With the da Vinci system, the procedure uses tiny surgical instruments to make small incisions in your abdomen.

Your doctor can remove a greater number of fibroids as well as larger, heavier fibroids than with a traditional laparoscopic procedure. That reduces your hospital stay and the need for painkillers.


Sacrocolpopexy is the surgical procedure that corrects pelvic organ prolapse, a condition where an organ such as your uterus descends into your vagina.

Da Vinci robotic surgery provides a variety of benefits for sacrocolpopexy patients including a shorter operation as well as improved urinary, bowel, and pelvic function, and a higher rate of restored sexual function.

If you need a gynecological surgery, call or schedule a consultation online today.