NYC Women’s Robotic and Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Dr. Liu is a world-renowned leader in the field of advanced gynecological endoscopic surgery. As one of the most experienced laparoscopic surgeons in the world, he specializes in minimally invasive treatment (laparoscopic and robotic surgery) of female organ prolapse, severe endometriosis, stress urinary incontinence, complicated hysterectomy and myomectomy (resection the fibroids).
Dr Liu’s practice is limited to minimally invasive gynecological laparoscopic and robotic surgery for the following conditions:
- Severe extensive endometriosis involving the bowel, bladder, ureter, vagina, utero-sacralligaments, cul-de-sac, tube and ovary etc.
- Female organ prolapses (dropping, bulging, or sagging of vagina, uterus, bladder, and/or rectum)
- Urinary stress incontinence (urine leakage)
- Fibroids, difficult hysterectomy and fertility promoting procedures
The advantages of minimally invasive procedures of laparoscopic and robotic surgery over traditional, open-cut surgeries are numerous, the most significant of which are the following:
- The majority of cases performed in outpatient/day surgery setting
- Tiny abdominal incisions
- Less blood loss
- Less postoperative pain and discomfort
- Shorter recovery time
- Quicker return to work and normal activities
- Less surgical complication
As a pioneer in the field, Dr Liu has developed the following laparoscopic procedures:
- Laparoscopic bladder neck suspension (Burch procedure) and laparoscopic suburethral sling procedure for the treatment of urinary stress incontinence
- Laparoscopic paravaginal repair for cystocele (bladder bulging into vagina)
- Laparoscopic repair of enterocele (small bowel bulging into vagina)
- Laparoscopic vaginal vault suspension for vaginal and uterine prolapse (vaginal bulging and dropping of uterus and cervix)
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Dr. Liu’s techniques have been widely published in peer reviewed medical journals world-wide. As a prolific author, researcher, and record holder of one of the largest series of laparoscopic hysterectomies in the world performed by a single surgeon in the 1990s, Dr. Liu also is among the most sought-after surgeons for performing live case demonstrations at major national and international gynecological surgery conferences.
In 2001, Dr. Liu was awarded The World’s Most Excellent Surgeon in Gynecological Endoscopy by European Gynecological Endoscopic Society. Thousands of gynecological surgeons in the United States, as well as around the world, including leaders of major medical centers, have been trained by Dr. Liu.
In 2010, Dr. Liu served as president of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) and currently serves as immediate past president and continues to serve on its executive board.
Fellowship Program in Advanced Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery
Feeling the need to share his advanced minimally surgical techniques with his colleagues, especially in the training of young gynecologists with a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, in 1997, Dr. Liu established the first advanced fellowship training program in advanced gynecological endoscopic surgery in the nation. Since that time, advanced fellowship training has been adopted and implemented by major by medical centers both in the United States and abroad. Currently, more than 39 fellowship sites throughout the U.S. offer advanced training programs which are under the auspices of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) and the Society of Reproductive Surgeons (SRS) of ASRM (American Society of Reproductive Medicine).
The Following Specialized Services are Offered:
- Laparoscopic and robotic excision of severe extensive endometriosis.
- Laparoscopic and robotic repair for female organ prolapse (dropping and/or buldging of vagina, uterus, cervix, bladder, and rectum). This includes repair of utero-vaginal prolapse, vaginal vault prolapse. enterocele, cystocele, and rectocele.
- Laparoscopic and robotic surgery for urinary stress incontinence.
- Minimally invasive vaginal sling (TVT or TOT) for urinary stress incontinence.
- Total laparoscopic and robotic hysterectomy.
- Laparoscopic and robotic supra-cervical hysterectomy.
- Laparoscopic and robotic myomectomy (fibroid removal).
- Laparoscopic and robotic fertility promoting procedures (sterilization reversal, salpingoneostomy for hydrosalpinz).
- Laparoscopic and robotic ovarian surgery (ovarian cystectomy, resection for remnant ovarian syndrome).
- Female urology for stress urinary incontinence and prolapse.
Information about Robotic Surgery
Questions and Answers about Robotic Surgery
What is Robotic Surgery?
Robotic Surgery is a computer assisted surgery. In minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, the surgeon, instead of directly moving the instruments, uses a computer which translates the surgeon’s movements to manipulate the instruments which are attached to multiple robot arms.
During surgery, the surgeon sits in a console in the same room with the patient, but is not physically touching the patient who is being operated on. Because the surgeon need not be in the immediate location of the patient during the operation, remote surgery with surgeon and patient in separate geographic locations is possible with robotic surgery.
A robot is just a computer, and like a computer it can only follow the orders and movements as dictated by the surgeon. It is a surgical instrument like a laser or a scalpel which carries out the intentions of the surgeon. Therefore, an experienced and competent surgeon can make a robotic assisted surgery smooth and successful, but the most expensive robot cannot turn a mediocre surgeon into a competent surgeon.
What kind of gynecological procedures have been performed by Robotic Assisted Surgery?
A surgeon can use a robot for most gynecological procedure, excluding the hysteroscopic surgery. As surgeons have become more familiar and comfortable in using robots, the practice of robotic assisted surgery in gynecology has been growing. Robots are now widely used in both benign and malignant gynecological surgeries. Robotic assisted surgery has been used with myomectomy (fibroids), hysterectomy, excision of endometriosis, ovarian cystectomy, removal of lymph nodes in gynecologic cancers and in pelvic organ prolapse surgery using synthetic mesh (sacro-colpopexy).
What are the advantages of Robotic Assisted Surgery over traditional open surgery?
Robotic assisted surgery is a minimally invasive surgery and, like laparoscopic surgery, has numerous advantages over the traditional open abdominal surgery, including a much smaller abdominal incision, decreased blood loss, less post-operative pain, and faster recovery time.
The major advantages of robotic assisted surgery are that the surgeon has a three-dimensional HD view of the operative field and the robotic instruments have articulation beyond normal manipulation. This can result in better ergonomic efficiency in surgery.
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Dr. C.Y. Liu, M.D.
NYC Women’s Robotic and Minimally Invasive Gynecology
872 5th Ave, NY. NY. 10065
Phone: (212) 988-1444
Fax: (212) 988-1755
Lenox Hill Hospital
100 E 77th Street, NY, NY 10075
Phone: (212) 434-2424