Until recently, surgery for most gynecologic conditions was performed using a large open abdominal incision. This is because while conventional laparoscopic surgery is effective for many routine procedures, the long-handled, rigid instruments used in laparoscopy are not usually considered effective for delicate or complex and often difficult operations.
Fortunately, there is a minimally invasive option for treating gynecologic conditions designed to overcome the limits of traditional open and laparoscopic surgery - Robotic Surgery.
Using state-of-the-art technology, a Robotic Hysterectomy requires only a few tiny incisions, so you can get back to your life faster.
The robotic system enables a minimally invasive hysterectomy even for complex conditions - with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control. Robotic Hysterectomy offers women many potential benefits over traditional surgery, including:
- Less pain
- Fewer complications
- Less blood loss
- Shorter hospital stay
- Low risk of wound infection
- Quicker recovery and return to normal activities
The Da Vinci Robotic system is a state-of-the-art surgical platform with 3D, high-definition vision and miniaturized, wristed surgical instruments designed to help doctors take surgery beyond the limits of the human hand.
Many benign (non-cancerous) conditons can affect a woman's reproductive system to the extent where a hysterectomy is advised.
The most common surgery to definitively treat gynecologic conditions such as heavy bleeding, fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic prolapse is a hysterectomy - the removal of the uterus. In fact, one in three women in the U.S. will have a hysterectomy before she turns 60.
Nowadays, many women can avoid the large painful abdominal incisions and 4-6 week recovery that come with traditional open hysterectomy by choosing minimally invasive surgery.