Robotic Surgery2023-04-06T07:08:30+10:00

Robotic Assisted Surgery

Robotic surgery is the most advanced form of laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery leading to better outcomes and faster recoveries for our patients. Dr Stokes performed the first robotic gynaecological surgeries on the Sunshine Coast and currently we are the only clinic that offers this amazing technology.

Buderim Private Hospital and Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital both offer the latest robotic system, the da Vinci Xi by Intuitive Surgical. Contact our clinic today if you would like more information.


The term ‘robotic’ often misleads patients. The da Vinci system does not control itself rather it provides the surgeon with advanced laparoscopic instruments that they control via an operating console.

Once a series of small ‘keyhole’ incisions are made on your abdomen, ports are inserted that attach to the robotic arms. These arms control tiny wristed instruments that mimic your surgeons hand movements in real-time. The system also provides highly magnified, 3D HD vision that is superior to conventional laparoscopy.


Robotic surgery can be used for any operation that is usually performed laparoscopically. It also enables us to do more complex cases that previously would have to be an open procedure.

The most commonly performed robotic procedures are:

  • Hysterectomies
  • Myomectomies (removal of fibroids)
  • Severe endometriosis


Robotics, like laparoscopic surgery, has the following benefits over open procedures:

  • Less pain and shorter hospital stay
  • A faster recovery with earlier return to work and normal activities
  • Smaller incisions resulting in better cosmesis and lower complication rates
  • Greater precision with lower blood loss and less scarring

Robotic surgery provides superior vision, access and precision than conventional laparoscopy with a trend towards less pain and a faster recovery.

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Please note you need a referral from your GP to one of our doctors in order to access Medicare rebates.

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