Treatment Options for Hysterectomy Surgery
More than 25 percent of American women will eventually need a hysterectomy -- it is the second most common surgery for women after cesarean sections.
A hysterectomy surgery, which is removal of the uterus, can cure a variety of problems that afflict the uterus and ovaries, including uterine or cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, fibroids, heavy non-menstrual bleeding and uterine prolapse.
At CPMC our goal is to offer our patients the best approach for their hysterectomy surgery. When a hysterectomy procedure is recommended for a condition such as gynecologic cancers, fibroids, endometriosis, or other gynecological conditions, you need to know your options.
The Benefits of DaVinci Robotic Surgery
If a hysterectomy operation is recommended, you may be a candidate for a robotic hysterectomy. A DaVinci robotic hysterectomy is one of the most effective, least invasive surgical treatment options for a range of gynecologic conditions and allows surgeons to perform superior precision and control, with only a few small incisions.
This robotic technology gives the surgeon better visualization and magnification in the operating field. This is vital, especially when working with delicate and confined structures like the bladder. Robotic surgeons have a distinct advantage when performing a total laparoscopic hysterectomy involving adhesions from prior pelvic surgery.
The DaVinci robotic hysterectomy is a new minimally invasive technology that allows for incredibly precise movements, dexterity and control through minimally-invasive surgical openings and powerful 3D vision/magnification. It is widely being employed for hysterectomy surgery because it allows your surgeon to convert an “open incision” hysterectomy to one that results in only 3 or 4 small 8mm incisions.
Other benefits include:
- Shorter hospital stay with fewer post-hysterectomy surgery complications
- Less pain, blood loss & infection risk
- Less scarring because of the smaller incisions
- Faster recovery and a quicker return to daily activities