“Accessible, approachable, holistic, and patient-centered care – combined with surgical excellence and evidence-based practice, is what Dr. Lucky offers to women’s health”


Dr Tarana Lucky is an AGES-accredited Robotic, Advanced Laparoscopic and Hysteroscopic Surgeon. She is highly trained in performing minimally invasive gynaecological surgery, and a leader in this field in Australia.

Learn more about Dr Tarana Lucky and what her surgical qualifications mean.

Trained in Australia and overseas (in the US and France), Tarana is skilled in performing a wide range of gynaecological surgeries. She is accredited to perform the highest level (level 6) of Laparoscopic, Robotic, Open & Hysteroscopic surgeries including:

  • Robotic surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery (level 6)
  • Hysteroscopy including operative hysteroscopy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Hysterectomy or removal of uterus (using Robotic, Laparoscopic, or Open abdominal approaches)
  • Myomectomy or removal of uterine Fibroids (using Robotic, Laparoscopic, or Open abdominal approaches)
  • Robotic and Laparoscopic surgical excision of Endometriosis (all stages and severity)
  • Ovarian cyst removals (also known as ovarian cystectomy)
  • Fertility assessing surgeries (Tubal patency)
  • Resection of polyps and fibroids
  • Salpingectomies or tubal ligations and female sterilisations
  • Treatment of uterine, or transvaginal septum including hymenectomy
  • Colposcopy and Vulvoscopy
  • Treatment of vulvo-vaginal lesions
  • Office Gynaecological procedure: Mirena or Kyleena (insertion/removal/replacement)

Robotic Surgery

What is Robotic Surgery?

“Robotic surgery” refers to a type of minimally invasive surgery (like ‘key hole surgery’) that utilizes robotic systems to assist surgeons in performing complex gynaecological and surgical procedures with precision, flexibility, and control. These systems typically consist of a surgeon’s console, where the surgeon sits and operates the robotic arms, and a patient-side cart, which holds the surgical instruments and camera.

According to recent studies and data- Robotic surgery offers several advantages over conventional laparoscopy and open surgeries:

  • Enhanced precision and dexterity: Robotic systems provide high-definition, magnified 3D visualization and wristed instruments that offer greater dexterity and range of motion compared to traditional laparoscopic instruments. This can result in more precise surgical movements, especially in delicate areas.
  • Improved patient outcome: Robotic surgery typically involves smaller incisions compared to open surgery, leading to less blood loss, reduced pain, smaller scars, shorter hospital stays, and faster recovery times. Compared to conventional laparoscopy, robotic surgery may offer similar benefits in terms of reduced trauma, but with potentially improved precision and ergonomics for the surgeon. Recent data also shows less blood loss during surgery, reduced length of stay after surgery, less risk of conversion to open surgery in compared to conventional laparoscopy.
  • Better visualization: Robotic systems provide high-definition, magnified 3D visualization of the surgical site, which can enhance the surgeon’s ability to see and manipulate tissues compared to traditional laparoscopy, where the visualization is often two-dimensional.
  • Ergonomics for surgeons: Surgeons can operate the robotic system from a seated position at a console, which may reduce fatigue and discomfort during long procedures compared to standing at the operating table for laparoscopic or open surgeries. A happier and more relaxed surgeon reflects a better surgical outcome for patients

While robotic surgery offers many advantages, it’s also important to note that adequate extensive and dedicated training is necessary to master this cutting-edge surgical technique. Also, it may not be suitable for every patient or every surgical procedure. Ultimately, the choice of surgical approach is made based on the specific needs and preferences of the patient and expertise of the surgical team.

Operating Locations

Epworth Freemasons Victoria Parade
320 Victoria Parade
East Melbourne
VIC 3002

Epworth Freemasons Albert Street
109 Albert St
East Melbourne
VIC 3002

Cabrini Hospital Brighton
243 New St
VIC 3186