When medication and other treatments cannot relieve your symptoms, hysterectomy is often recommended. It can provide a more effective, definitive and long-term solution for conditions like excessive menstrual bleeding. One in three women in the United States will have a hysterectomy before turning 60.
A traditional hysterectomy required a long and difficult recovery time. The Doctors of the Women’s Clinic can now offer a less invasive option known as robotic surgery.
The da Vinci Robotic hysterectomy offers several benefits over a traditional hysterectomy:
- Significantly less pain
- Minimal blood loss and need for transfusion
- Fewer complications
- Shorter hospital stay
- Quicker recovery and return to normal activities
- Small incisions for minimal scarring
- Better outcomes and patient satisfaction
The Da Vinci Surgical system is a breakthrough system that enables gynecologists to operate with unmatched precision, vision and control. Traditional open gynecologic surgery, uses a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy, but this can lead to significant pain, trauma, a long recovery process and threat to surrounding organs and nerves.
For complex hysterectomies and other gynecologic 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.
The system does not function on its own, every surgical maneuver is performed with direct input from your gynecologist. Robot-assisted hysterectomy also allows your gynecologist better visualization of your anatomy, which is especially important when working around delicate and confined structures like the bladder. This is especially important in complex situations.
As with any surgery, these benefits cannot be guaranteed, as surgery is both patient- and procedure-specific. While radical hysterectomy or abdominal hysterectomy performed using the da Vinci Surgical System are considered safe and effective, these procedures may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.