Robotic Surgery Specialist

Premier Physician Health Associates

Board Certified OBGYN located in West Hills, CA

In a given year, doctors perform over 693,000 robotic surgeries in the United States alone. Since robotic gynecological surgery offers so many benefits, including a shorter recovery period, board-certified physician Gary Ott, MD, at Premier PhysicianHealth Associates in West Hills, California, provides this state-of-the-art surgical solution for a variety of conditions. To find out if robotic surgery is right for you, call the clinic today.

Robotic Surgery Q & A

Why do I need robotic surgery?  

Robotic surgery, also known as robot-assisted surgery, is the most modern surgical solution available. You may need a robotic surgery procedure to treat:

  • Adenomyosis 
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic adhesions 
  • Uterine fibroids or polyps


Robotic surgery is often used to remove abnormal tumors, both benign and malignant. You can even undergo a partial or total hysterectomy procedure with robotic surgery.


How is robotic surgery performed?

At Premier Women’s Health Associates, you meet with Dr. Ott, a board-certified OB/GYN with extensive training in robotic gynecological surgery. While Dr. Ott performs most procedures while you’re under general anesthesia, you can still often return home the same day.

These minimally invasive procedures involve making about three or four small incisions in your lower abdomen and pelvic region. Dr. Ott inserts thin robotic tools and a camera into the incisions and sits and views a screen.

From the screen, he can view detailed images of your internal structures and control the robotic instruments using finger graspers and foot pedals. By manipulating these specialized tools, Dr. Ott can remove tissues, make repairs, and closely evaluate your pelvic organs for diagnostic purposes.


What are the benefits of robotic surgery?

Dr. Ott generally recommends undergoing a robotic surgical procedure when possible for a variety of reasons. This groundbreaking type of surgery is beneficial because it:

  • Results in less postoperative pain
  • Leads to little or no scarring 
  • Lowers the risk of surgical error and bleeding


Additionally, since robotic surgery offered at Premier Women’s Health Associates is minimally invasive, Dr. Ott doesn’t have to cut into or move as many connective tissues, muscles, or other components. Because of this, you’ll likely experience a faster recovery.

As an example, it’s common for traditional open surgery to result in a six- to eight-week recovery period before you can return to your regular activities. With robotic surgery, Dr. Ott generally finds that you can return to most of your daily activities, including low-impact exercise, in as little as two to three weeks. 

Premier Women’s Health Associates offers advanced robotic surgery procedures for diagnostic and treatment purposes. Find out more by calling the clinic to book your exam today.