Alexis Dominguez MD – Low Risk Pregnancies

Alexis Dominguez MD is a highly skilled OB/GYN who is currently practicing in Miami, Florida, in the office of Cardella Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Uro-gynecology. He received his medical training at the Universidad de Ciencias Medicas in San Jose, Costa Rica, and did his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Miami and Jackson Memorial Hospital.

“I enjoy practicing and serving the community that I grew up in,” he says. “I am committed to providing compassionate patient care to all of my patients.”

Alexis Dominguez MD

Alexis Dominguez MD

Alexis Dominguez MD is trained in Minimally Invasive Surgery and in the da Vinci Robotics System, an advanced surgical technology. He also provides his patients with high and low-risk obstetric care. As a highly trained OB/GYN, he knows that there are many factors that can influence a woman’s pregnancy and lead to conditions that could be a threat to its successful outcome.

Existing health conditions such as high blood pressure are one of those factors. Many women who have high blood pressure are still able to have healthy pregnancies and healthy children, provided it is properly managed. Uncontrolled high blood pressure, however, can lead to kidney damage and increases the risk of a baby with a low birth weight.

A disorder called polycystic ovary syndrome can interfere with a woman’s ability to become pregnant. Diabetes can also be an issue. It is important, says Alexis Dominguez MD, for women to properly manage their diabetes when they’re pregnant, because it can contribute to birth defects. Other low-risk obstetric care issues include autoimmune diseases like lupus or multiple sclerosis, which can lead to preterm birth and stillbirth.

Alexis Dominguez MD urges all women who are pregnant or may become pregnant, and have any of these conditions, to stay in regular consultation with their doctors.



Alexis Dominguez MD – The da Vinci Robotic System

Alexis Dominguez MD is a Miami OB/GYN who received training in Minimally Invasive Surgery and the da Vinci Robotic System. He attended medical school in Costa Rica and in the United States.

Using the da Vinci Surgical System, says Alexis Dominguez MD, he is able to operate on a patient by making several small incisions, instead of open surgery. The da Vinci System features instruments that can bend and rotate like the human wrist, although with much greater range and flexibility. There is a 3-D, high definition vision system incorporated into the system, so that the surgeon operating it has greatly enhanced vision and control.

Alexis Dominguez MD

Alexis Dominguez MD

Alexis Dominguez MD says this is all a huge step forward in the discipline. “With the advent of robotic surgery – and not just robotic, but minimally invasive surgery as a whole – I think in our specialty we are offering the patient a less invasive form of obtaining procedures that are commonly performed now – days with, if not better results, then equal results to what the standard of care is, with added benefits, such as less pain, less days in the hospital.”

He adds that some patients are skeptical of robotic surgery because it seems that the surgeon is not in total control of the procedure. But nothing, he explains, could be further from the truth. He says when he is using the da Vinci Robotic System he is in complete control of the surgery. The da Vinci system has been used successfully an estimated 1.5 million times in surgeries around the world, in a variety of different types of operations.

Alexis Dominguez MD – Special Training

Alexis Dominguez MD is an Obstetrician and Gynecologist who practices medicine at the offices of Anthony Cardella, MD, in Miami, Florida. He is specially trained in Minimally Invasive Surgery and the Da Vinci Robotic System, which is designed to leave patients with minimal scarring and allow for faster recovery times.

He has performed numerous surgeries with the Da Vinci Robotic System, in particular hysterectomies, which he defines as the removal of the uterus. “The surgery is performed robotically,” says Alexis Dominguez MD. “We enter the abdomen with a trocar, which is essentially a sheath, which allows us to place the instruments, via the trocars. We use one trocar in the umbilical site, and then some accessory points about the area. It helps us triangulate a visual field, so that we’re able to see everything in 3-D. We have a better visualization of the procedure; of the actual anatomy around the area. A better visualization of the pelvis, and the structures that are within the pelvis.”

The recovery time for a hysterectomy performed robotically is usually about four to six weeks, says Alexis Dominguez MD. That is about the same, or sometimes a little faster, than hysterectomies that are not performed with minimally invasive surgery.

Minimally invasive surgery is becoming more common, as Alexis Dominguez MD knows, and he says this is a good thing. Not all types of surgeries, however, can be done with minimally invasive surgery techniques, such as the removal of cancerous tumors, which are usually best treated through conventional open surgery.