Westover Hills Women's Health -  - OBGYN

Westover Hills Women's Health

OBGYN located in San Antonio, TX

Gynecological Robotic Surgery Specialist

If you’re considering a hysterectomy or other gynecological surgery, you should know there’s an alternative that offers the advantages of less pain, fewer scars, and a quicker recovery. Houmam Al-Hakeem, MD, and his team at Westover Hills Women’s Health in San Antonio, Texas, provide gynecologic robotic surgery, a groundbreaking alternative to treat uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, and endometriosis. Find out more by calling today or booking a consultation online.

Gynecological Robotic Surgery Q & A

What is gynecological robotic surgery?

In the past, gynecological surgeries called for large incisions through your skin and muscles. Now, robotic surgery eliminates the need for significant incisions, while allowing Dr. Al-Hakeem to perform complex procedures through tiny incisions. 

Robotic surgery is a safe, FDA-approved option for an array of common gynecological procedures, including surgery for:

  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian or adnexal cysts
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Pelvic reconstruction
  • Paravaginal repairs
  • Uterine prolapse

The surgery is also performed to remove uterine fibroids and for hysterectomies.

What are the advantages of gynecological robotic surgery?

Gynecological robotic surgery offers several advantages over more invasive alternatives like traditional open surgery. Benefits include:

  • Less pain
  • Quicker recovery
  • Smaller incisions
  • Shorter stay in the hospital
  • Less risk of infection

You also may be able to resume your usual activities more swiftly after robotic surgery.

What does gynecological robotic surgery treat?

Although your treatment is customized to your medical history, health, and other factors, Dr. Al-Hakeem typically performs gynecological robotic surgery in the following cases:

Uterine prolapse

A condition caused when your uterus drops into your vaginal canal due to weak ligaments. Your uterus may press on other organs, leading to pain and other symptoms. 


A common surgery to remove your entire uterus. A traditional hysterectomy requires a 6- to 12-inch incision, but a robotic procedure requires only five small incisions.

Benign gynecological tumors

Noncancerous gynecological tumors can be painful and interfere with the normal function of your organs. Gynecological robotic surgery removes these tumors with tiny incisions that minimize your downtime.


Endometriosis occurs when your uterine lining grows outside of your uterus, causing pain, bleeding, and infertility. Robotic surgery to repair your uterine lining requires smaller incisions, offering the advantage of fewer scars, faster recovery, and less pain.

Uterine fibroids

Fibroids, or myomas, are abnormal growths that may cause pressure, pain, bleeding, or other symptoms. Traditional surgical treatments often called for removing your uterus and ovaries, but robotic-assisted surgery removes the fibroids while preserving your uterus.

If you’re looking for alternatives to major surgery, gynecological robotic surgery offers many advantages. Find out whether you’re a candidate by calling Westover Hills Women’s Health today or booking a consultation online.

Accepted Insurance

We accept almost all insurance plans. If you have any questions about your coverage, please call our office. We are happy to help!

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    "Dr. Al-Hakeem is amazing. He delivered my last two daughters and did my tubal surgery. He is very professional, courteous and respectful."

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    "I am so blessed to have found such a great doctor after having two miscarriages. He found out what the problem was and helped me successfully deliver my two daughters!"

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    "He is very professional, attentive to your needs and very compassionate about his patients. I would definitely recommend them for pregnancy or gynecological needs."

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    "Always makes you feel at ease and always giving the best care. I would definitely recommend him to everyone. He is by far the best OB/GYN."

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    "We really appreciate the extraordinary treatment and care he provided for our family. Highly recommend him to anyone looking for a fantastic labor and delivery doctor."

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    "Dr. Al-Hakeem is amazing, he delivered both of my kids. Also, the midwives are amazing, they all take the time to answer any questions you have. Definitely recommend."

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