Robotic Hysterectomy at Brookwood
Through its robotic surgery facility, Brookwood Women’s Medical Center continues its commitment to provide Birmingham women with up-to-date technologies in women’s healthcare. A news release from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologsits commented on the growing trend toward robotic hysterectomy. At Sparks & Favor we share this commitment. Each of us is trained in the da Vinci ® robotic hysterectomy.
If your doctor recommends hysterectomy, you may be a candidate for da Vinci ® robotic hysterectomy, one of the most effective, least invasive treatment options for a range of uterine conditions. da Vinci Hysterectomy is performed using the da Vinci™ Surgical System, which enables surgeons to perform with unmatched precision and control – using only a few small incisions.
For most patients, da Vinci Hysterectomy can offer numerous potential benefits over traditional approaches to vaginal, laparoscopic or open abdominal hysterectomy, particularly when performing more challenging procedures like radical hysterectomy for gynecologic cancer. Potential benefits include:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Fewer complications
- Less scarring
- A shorter hospital stay
- A faster return to normal daily activities
Moreover, da Vinci provides the surgeon with a superior surgical tool for dissection and removal of lymph nodes during cancer operations, as compared to traditional open or minimally invasive approaches.1 da Vinci Hysterectomy also allows your surgeon better visualization of anatomy, which is especially critical when working around delicate and confined structures like the bladder. This means that surgeons have a distinct advantage when performing a complex, radical hysterectomy involving adhesions from prior pelvic surgery or non-localized cancer, or an abdominal hysterectomy. 2
Learn More About robotic surgery including robotic hysterectomy in our “About Women’s health” section on Robotic surgery in gynecology
1.Boggess JF. da Vinci® Hysterectomy for Endometrial
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2. UNC Department of Obstetric & Gynecology Health & Healing
in the Triangle Vol 8 No 3 pp 22-23.
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
Learn more about da Vinci at www.davincisurgery.com