Delicate Surgical Developments

Like many women, Linda Mendoza was anxious about having surgery. She tried non-surgical treatments to relieve the back pain, abdominal cramping and headaches caused by her uterine fibroids. Unfortunately, her symptoms grew worse. When the busy wife, mother and ambulance dispatcher decided it was time for a hysterectomy, her gynecologic surgeon, Gerardo Bustillo, MD, recommended robot-assisted surgery.

“I felt great! I actually had to be careful not to do too much, too quickly. Within one week I was back to work. My only regret was not having surgery sooner,” says Linda.

Dr. Bustillo often hears that from his patients. “With an experienced robotic surgeon, patients have less pain and are home within a day or less,” he says.