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New era of robotic surgery launched in Endometriosis Awareness Month

March 21, 2024

More women across the Gold Coast and Northern New South Wales are set to benefit from cutting-edge, robotic-assisted surgery for the treatment of endometriosis, with the arrival of a new women’s health specialist at John Flynn Private Hospital.

Endometriosis-related hospitalisations have increased dramatically in recent years, with one in seven Australian women suffering from the disease.1

Experienced obstetrician and gynaecologist, Dr Mikhail Sarofim has undertaken advanced training in robotic assisted surgery and is the first to offer the service as a mainstay for endometriosis treatment at John Flynn Private Hospital.

“I believe in offering women a tailored approach to their health care and, with this advanced technology and the right training, gynaecologists can offer patients more options for their health management,” he said.

Dr Sarofim said robotic-assisted surgery supported shorter operations and better recovery.

“Designed for minimally invasive procedures, robotic-assisted surgery can help to reduce operative times and enhance recovery and outcomes for women.”

John Flynn Private Hospital CEO, Joanne Mitchell, said she was pleased Gold Coast women now had the option of robotic-assisted gynaecological surgery closer to home.

"March is Endometriosis Awareness Month and it's with great excitement that we welcome Dr Sarofim and our new robotic surgical offering,” she said.

“Dr Sarofim is a leading Obstetrician and women’s health specialist, who has completed extensive training in order to be able to manage complex gynaecological conditions including severe endometriosis.”

The Da Vinci surgical robot is designed to support surgeons with a broader range of motions, enhanced visualisation, improved dexterity and improved outcomes that spare healthy tissue.

Source: 1 in 7 Australian women aged 44–49 have endometriosis - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (aihw.gov.au)

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