da Vinci Surgery

Why da Vinci® Robotics?

If your doctor recommends a hysterectomy, many thoughts and fears may be running through your mind. What are your options? What type of hysterectomy will you have? What do you need to know?

Hysterectomies can be performed through the vagina, but when the uterus is large or there are other conditions, it is usually performed abdominally.

In the past, abdominal hysterectomies are achieved with open surgery, involving a wide incision below the naval. This can be painful, requiring heavy pain medications, risk of infection and significant blood loss. Afterwards, there is a long period of recovery (usually 6 weeks) and the scar left behind leaves many women unhappy.

Is there a better way or a less invasive procedure? Yes there is. da Vinci® Surgical System is an innovative, state-of-the-art surgical system that will help your doctor perform your hysterectomy with greater precision and minimal scarring.

For many patients, da Vinci® Surgical System is their preference over traditional surgery with numerous potential benefits, including:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss and need for transfusion
  • Less risk of infection
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker recovery and return to normal activities
  • Small incisions for minimal scarring
  • Better outcomes and patient satisfaction, in many cases

For any surgery, these benefits cannot be guaranteed, since all surgery is specific to the patient and the procedure.

The da Vinci® Surgical System provides surgeons with enhanced capabilities which include high-definition 3D vision and a magnified view. The da Vinci® System is controlled by your doctor, converting his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements. Although it is called a "robot," da Vinci® cannot perform on its own but is controlled by the doctor.

da Vinci® and your doctor make a great team, performing complex procedures through just a few tiny openings. Results for you are getting back to your life faster in less recovery time than major surgery.


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Useful Links

da Vinci Surgery
American Cancer Society
American College of Radiology
CDC - Hysterectomy
Endometriosis Association
HysterSisters, Inc.
NLM - Hysterectomy
Uterine Fibroids Foundation
Ovarian Cancer Alliance

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