da Vinci Hysterectomy
A hysterectomy – or surgical removal of the uterus – is typically performed when women experience severe symptoms, such as chronic pain and heavy bleeding, often as a result of a benign gynecologic condition, such as fibroids, endometriosis or pelvic prolapse.
Hysterectomies are a common procedure with about 1/3 of all U.S. women having one by age 60.
In some cases, a hysterectomy can be performed by removing the uterus through the vagina. However, if the uterus is enlarged, there is internal scarring or some other gynecologic condition, an abdominal hysterectomy is usually recommended.
During the hysterectomy, the da Vinci system allows your surgeon to remove the uterus. The da Vinci robotic surgical system enhances the surgeon's skills by providing higher-definition, 3-D view of tissue and a greater range of motion for more precision and control. This minimally invasive procedure is done with only a few small incisions.
|A. Traditional Open Surgery Incision||B. da Vinci Hysterectomy Incision|
In comparison to traditional open surgery incision, da Vinci Surgery offers some women these benefits:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss and need for transfusions
- Less risk of infection
- Less scarring
- Shorter hospital stay
- Shorter recovery time
- Quicker return to normal activities
Hysterecomies are best for women who do not wish to get pregnant in the future.
Every surgery is unique to each patient and procedure. Be sure to ask your doctor if this procedure is right for you.