SOURCE: All About Women Obstetrics and Gynecology

April 11, 2011 16:03 ET

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

All About Women OB/GYN Clinic Founder Dr. Anthony Agrios Performs First Single-Incision Surgery in Area

GAINESVILLE, FL--(Marketwire - Apr 11, 2011) - Innovative surgical techniques enable many possibilities for patient comfort and care. Dr. Anthony Agrios M.D, founder of the north Florida OB/GYN clinicAll About Women Obstetrics and Gynecology (http://www.allaboutwomenmd.com/), recently performed an innovative single-incision hysterectomy procedure using the 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 have been around for a long time. Robotic assisted surgery allowed OB/GYN surgeons to avoid large, potentially dangerous incisions. 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 OB/GYN surgeon at Gainesville's All About Women Obstetrics and Gynecology. "With the power of the daVinci system and the possibilities of the single-incision technique(s), patient procedures will go much quicker and be more comfortable."

Dr. Agrios and assistants at All About Women Obstetrics and Gynecology perform surgical procedures 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 by scheduling an appointment at either his 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 http://www.allaboutwomenmd.com/ today.

About All About Women, M.D.

All About Women Obstetrics and Gynecology is a full-service, state-of-the-art OB/GYN clinic serving women of all ages and backgrounds in and around Ocala, Williston, Chiefland, Live Oak, Lake City, Starke, Palatka and Gainesville. OB/GYN physicians provide highly personalized, expert care during pregnancy as well as state of the art treatments for gynecologic disorders. All About Women's clinic is also easily accessible off I-75 in the Women's Wing of North Florida Regional Hospital. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, please call (352) 331-3332 or visit http://www.allaboutwomenmd.com/contact.html today.

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