Gainesville OB/GYN Surgeon Performs First Single-Incision Hysterectomy in North Florida

All About Women OB/GYN clinic founder Dr. Anthony Agrios performs single-incision surgery with high-tech DaVinci Surgery system

Gainesville, Fla. – April 8, 2011 – Innovative surgical techniques enable many possibilities for patient comfort and care. One such innovation occurred recently at the North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. Dr. Anthony Agrios M.D, founder of the north Florida OB/GYN clinic All About Women Obstetrics and Gynecology (www.allaboutwomenmd.com/) performed a single-incision hysterectomy procedure using the innovative DaVinci Surgery system. Prior robotic procedures required several small incisions. This single incision approach however is the first of its kind to be performed in central and northern Florida.

Hysterectomies and other procedures available through robotic systems like DaVinci Surgery have been around for a long time. Robotic assisted surgery allowed OB/GYN surgeons to avoid large incisions around the uterus, potentially affecting other vital organs. In recent years though, researchers have been exploring single-incision approaches that serve to enhance robotic assisted surgeries even more. Rather than create several small incisions, OB/GYN surgeons can simply open one incision to complete the procedure.

"Single-incision surgeries build upon the tremendous advances in robotic assisted surgery," comments Dr. Agrios, founder and lead surgeon at Gainesville's All About Women Obstetrics and Gynecology, a full-service OB/GYN clinic. "With the power of the DaVinci system and the possibilities of the single-incision technique(s), patients will be able to go home the same day, experience significantly less pain, scarring and blood loss."

Dr. Agrios and assistants at All About Women Obstetrics and Gynecology perform single-incision hysterectomies with the DaVinci Surgical System at Gainesville's North Florida Regional Medical Center. Patients of Dr. Agrios undergo robotic surgery procedures in a state of the art hospital located roughly halfway between Ocala and Lake City. Patients can consult with Dr. Agrios and All About Women by scheduling an appointment at either the OB/GYN practice's Gainesville or Lake City office.

To learn more about the DaVinci Surgery system or to schedule an appointment with OB/GYN physicians and surgeons at All About Women, visit the practice's homepage at www.allaboutwomenmd.com/ today.

About All About Women, M.D.

All About Women Obstetrics & Gynecology is north Florida's premier office for general women's health, pregnancy care and much more. In partnership with the award-winning North Florida Regional Medical Center, All About Women offers the advanced daVinci single-incision robotic hysterectomy and other leading-edge, minimally-invasive procedures. Both the Gainesville and Lake City office are conveniently located off I-75 and serve women of all ages and backgrounds. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, please call (352) 331-3332 (Gainesville) or (386) 754-1744 (Lake City) or visit www.allaboutwomenmd.com/contact.html.