Debbie A. Vigil MD

Fellow American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

The da Vinci System

About Us

Dr. Vigil is a board certified OB/GYN and has received specialized training in the use of the da Vinci surgical system. Therefore, she has the ability to perform more minimally invasive surgery.

The da Vinci Surgical System is indicated for assistance in minimally invasive general laparoscopic surgical procedures and gynecological laparoscopic surgical procedures. When medication and non-invasive procedures are unable to relieve symptoms, surgery remains the accepted and most effective. Traditional open gynecological surgery, using a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy, has for many years been the standard approach to many gynecological procedures. Yet with open surgery can come significant pain, trauma, a long recovery process and treat to surrounding organs and nerves. For women facing gynecological surgery, the period of pain, discomfort and extended time away from normal daily activities that usually follows traditional surgery can understandably cause significant anxiety.

Fortunately, less invasive options are available. For complex hysterectomies and other gynecological procedures, ROBOT-ASSISTED Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may be the most effective, least invasive treatment option. Through tiny, 1 -2 cm incisions, surgeons using the da Vinci System can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.

To learn more about the da Vinci Hysterectomy or any other gynecologic surgery utilizing the da Vinci Surgical System got to


Dr. Debbie Vigil performed a robotic hysterectomy on me just over two years ago. I would highly recommend the robotic procedure for anyone needing to have a hysterectomy. Dr. Vigil did a fantastic job. I had no pain and healed very quickly with no complications. I was out of work for a very short time and the procedure left almost no scars. Our friends and family who have had traditional hysterectomies with other surgeons had scars, complications, etc.

If you are considering having a hysterectomy, consider having Dr. Vigil as your surgeon–you will not be disappointed.

- Deborah, Surgical Patient

After much research, I chose the da Vinci surgery method for my hysterectomy in April of 2010. I couldn't be happier with the results. My pelvic pain is gone, and I only have 5 tiny scars on my mid-section. I experienced some of the typical side effects of surgery, but unlike other methods used for this type of surgery, my healing time was even faster than I expected. I was able to bend and walk about within days and I only experienced minimal amounts of pain. I did not even require pain medication after my return home from the hospital.

I have a great amount of respect for and trust Dr. Vigil. Her knowledge in obstetrics and gynecology is outstanding and I would highly recommend her to anyone for a procedure of this type. It is wonderful to be able to have an amazing doctor perform such a high-tech procedure right here in Santa Fe. If you are considering surgery, I highly recommend Dr. Vigil and the da Vinci minimally invasive surgery method.

- Kelly, Surgical Patient

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