If your doctor recommends hysterectomy, you may be a candidate for a new, less invasive surgical procedure called da Vinci® Hysterectomy. This procedure uses a state-of-the-art surgical system designed to help your surgeon perform a more precise, minimally invasive procedure.
The procedure he is performed is a new, minimally invasive approach to hysterectomy, which combines the advantages of conventional open and minimally invasive hysterectomies – but with potentially fewer drawbacks. da Vinci® Hysterectomy is becoming the treatment of choice for many surgeons worldwide, as it uses only a few small incisions. It is performed using the da Vinci® System, which enables surgeons to perform surgical procedures with unmatched precision, dexterity and control.
da Vinci® Hysterectomy offers 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, shorter hospital stay and a faster return to normal daily activities.
In some cases, surgeons may be able to offer a uterine-preserving procedure as an alternative to hysterectomy. These include myomectomy or sacrocolpopexy, which can also be performed using the da Vinci® Surgical System in a minimally invasive approach.
For most women, da Vinci® Surgery offers numerous potential benefits over traditional surgical approaches, including:
- Shorter hospital stay
- Less pain
- Faster recovery
- Quicker return to normal activities
- Less risk of wound infection
- Less blood loss
- Less scarring