Minimally Invasive Surgery Specialist

Richard Lorenzo, DO -  - OB-GYN

Complete Healthcare for Women

Richard Lorenzo, DO

OB-GYN located in Richland, WA

At Complete Healthcare for Women, located in Richland, Washington, Dr. Richard Lorenzo is constantly educating himself on the most recent developments in gynecology, obstetrics, and medicine in general. One way he does this is by keeping up with the most advanced surgical strategies and technology, including the da Vinci® Surgical System.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A


What is the da Vinci Surgical System?

The da Vinci Surgical System is a robotic platform that allows the surgeon to operate in a minimally-invasive way. After performing small incisions, Dr. Lorenzo can insert small wristed instruments and an HD, 3D camera. This allows him to see the entirety of the surgical site from a comfortable distance. His expert movements are then translated with the latest robotic technologies to ensure precise movements from the machine. While Dr. Lorenzo is 100% in control, the robotic system allows for further precision through micro-movements of the machine and the high-quality image of the camera. The da Vinci surgical platform has been used to treat more than 3 million people worldwide.

What procedures are performed with the da Vinci Surgical System?

Dr. Lorenzo uses the da Vinci surgical platform for a number of surgeries to enhance your healing time and overall experience. These include:

  • Hysterectomy, partial and full
  • Some gynecological cancers
  • Surgery for the removal of endometriosis
  • Myomectomy for the removal of fibroids
  • Sacrocolpopexy to resolve slipped pelvic organs

Not everyone is a candidate for da Vinci robotic surgery. Talk to Dr. Lorenzo about options for your particular condition.

What issues can these surgeries help resolve?

  • Severe pelvic pain
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Some cancers
  • Prolapse, which involves slipping of the uterus or other pelvic organs

What are the benefits of da Vinci surgery compared to more conventional options?

With da Vinci surgery, there’s less chance of complications. You’ll also experience shorter hospital stays and less chance of readmission due to complications. Surgeries performed with da Vinci require only small incisions, often through the belly button, which results in less blood loss and recovery time.

The da Vinci surgical system provides Dr. Lorenzo with a 3D image of the inside of your body. This helps him identify all areas that require treatment, such as with endometriosis. The wristed instruments bend more than the human hand, giving the doctor more precision and control.

Da Vinci is superior to traditional laparoscopic surgeries, too. While it offers similar complications and operative times, it often involves less blood loss, fewer blood transfusions, and shorter hospital stays.

Most Insurance Plans Accepted

At Complete Healthcare for Women, we participate with most insurance carriers. Here is a short list of plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance plan. If determined, we do not participate with your insurance company, we will submit claims for you as a courtesy. If the insurance company does not pay within 45-days, you will be responsible for payment of all charges.

Aetna
Assurant Health
Asuris Northwest Health
Cigna
Coventry
First Choice Health
Medicare
Molina Healthcare
Premera Blue Cross
Tricare
United Healthcare