For about 90% of our patients undergoing hysterectomy we are pleased to be able to offer a minimally-invasive procedure, either vaginal or robotic hysterectomy. The robotic approach has made minimally-invasive hysterectomy available women for whom–due to enlargement of the uterus, prior pelvic surgery or other conditions–we would not recommend a vaginal procedure.
Robotic hysterectomy can offer potential benefits over traditional abdominal hysterectomy, including:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Fewer complications
- Less scarring
- A shorter hospital stay
- A faster return to normal daily activities
Robotic hysterectomy also allows your surgeon better visualization of anatomy. This means that surgeons have a distinct advantage when performing a hysterectomy involving adhesions (scarring from prior surgery or endometriosis).
While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci® System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.
For additional information on minimally invasive surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System visit www.davincisurgery.com