JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Infertility is a very personal and a very heartbreaking struggle. Jacksonville Dr. Samuel Brown has made it his mission to find new ways to give his patients the gift of life.
"You're driving a tank but yet you have the finesse, the fragility of not breaking a human hair with it," he said of the machine he's using to get the job done.
Brown is first in the world to use a robot and fluorescent imaging to identify endometriosis and remove it.
"They'll light up, the region that has endometriosis will light up better, and you can really get in there and do a better job with the laser."
The procedure is safer for patients and leaves less scaring behind.
"Instead of a large incision like we used to do in the past we can go in with these small instruments."
But the best part is, Brown says, patients are being able to get pregnant faster and easier afterward. It's the biggest reason women are now flocking to Jacksonville, putting their hope for a future in the robotic hands.
"We're actually having patients fly in from Pittsburgh, Denver and actually Europe."
And that gift Dr. Brown is able to give his patients means the world to him.
"We see a betterment in quality of life, families being created, it's such a blessing. It's so wonderful to get to see it."
Brown says this procedure also cuts down recovery time dramatically. It used to take six weeks for the woman to heal. Now, she's ready to go in a matter of days.
He says the procedure is covered by insurance so it doesn't cost any more for the patient to do it this way.