da Vinci Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Treatment and Recovery Options
Recent advancements in minimally invasive surgical technologies mean that savvy patients have options other than conventional surgery. San Francisco's California Pacific Medical Center has invested in the latest, most precise technology - the da Vinci Robot Surgical System, an exciting new treatment option in minimally invasive surgery for conditions including cancer, fibroids, endometriosis, prolapse of the uterus, adenomyosis, chronic pelvic pain, and abnormal vaginal bleeding. Use this page to learn more about advanced treatment options via a da vinci Hysterectomy, an advanced robotic technic considered a laparoscopic hysterectomy.
What is a Hysterectomy?
A hysterectomy is a surgery to remove a woman's uterus or womb. The uterus is where a baby grows when a woman is pregnant. Your doctor may remove the whole uterus or just part of it; after surgery, you will no longer have menstrual periods and cannot become pregnant.
During the hysterectomy, your surgeon may also remove your fallopian tubes and ovaries. The ovaries produce eggs and hormones, whereas your fallopian tubes carry eggs from the ovaries to the uterus. The cervix is the lower end of the uterus that joins to the vagina. These organs are located in a woman’s lower abdomen.
Historically, hysterectomies were performed via traditional surgical methods. The da Vinci surgical system is bringing new minimally invasive surgical techniques to the procedure, which is performed as a laparoscopic surgery (minimally invasive).
Hysterectomy - da Vinci Robotic Surgery as a Minimally Invasive Treatment Option
If you have been diagnosed with any of the conditions that might warrant a hysterectomy such as cancer, fibroids, endometriosis, prolapse of the uterus, adenomyosis, chronic pelvic pain, and abnormal vaginal bleeding, you should consider all your treatment options and work with your physician to identify the best treatment option for you. The da Vinci® Surgical System is one of the advanced, minimally invasive treatment options now provided by California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco. Our top San Francisco based surgeons are highly trained specialists in robotics surgery, including the use of the da Vinci robot for hysterectomy.
A new category of surgery, introduced with the development of the da Vinci® System, is being used by an increasing number of surgeons worldwide for hysterectomy and other gynecological procedures. This minimally invasive approach, utilizing the latest in surgical and robotics technologies, is ideal for delicate gynecological surgery. The da Vinci robot allows the surgeon to perform a hysterectomy via laparoscopic surgery and the advantages of this minimally invasive hysterectomy are many.
You may be a candidate for minimally invasive da Vinci Surgery. Doctors at CPMC are using the most advanced technology available, the da Vinci Surgical System. da Vinci allows the surgeon to operate through a few tiny incisions. Advantages include -
- Less blood loss.
- Less likelihood of negative side effects
- Less pain from surgery
- Shorter hospital stay
- Lower risk of infection
da Vinci is a robotic surgery system in which the surgeon controls a robot through advanced technology. Even with this advanced robotic surgical treatment for conditions such as cancer, fibroids, endometriosis, prolapse of the uterus, adenomyosis, chronic pelvic pain, and abnormal vaginal bleeding, the surgeon is always in control. Advanced robotic surgery such as a robotic / da Vinci hysterectomy is one of the many advanced surgeries performed at CPMC, San Francisco.
Is a hysterectomy via da Vinci Robotic Surgery the Best Treatment Option for You?
The conditions which may warrant a hysterectomy are complex, and you should consult with your primary care physician as well as your specialist to consider your best treatment options. da Vinci hysterectomy is one of the newer robotic techniques and has been very successful, when used appropriately. Ultimately, however, only you and your surgeon can decide if da Vinci radical hysterectomy is the best minimally invasive treatment option for you.
Take the first step and make an appointment with a CPMC physician today. We have several surgeons qualified to use the da Vinci robot for hysterectomy - reflecting an investment in the best surgical technologies used by some of the best surgeons in San Francisco, in California, and in the United States as a whole. We are one of the top-rated da Vinci robotic surgical centers in California, and our staff looks forward to identifying the best treatment options and guidelines for you.
About Robotic Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System at CPMC San Francisco
San Francisco residents as well as people who come from all over the United States know that CPMC’s top surgeons are among the best in the San Francisco Bay area at performing da Vinci Robot-assisted surgeries. In fact, CPMC’s gynecologists perform more da Vinci Robot-assisted surgeries than any other San Francisco Bay Area doctors. Robotic surgery such as the da Vinci surgical system is now the gold standard of treatment for many conditions. Our commitment is to be one of the best robotic and da Vinci surgery centers in the San Francisco Bay Area, in California, and in the United States and to work with our patients to determine the best treatment options, including minimally invasive robotic surgery using the top-rated da Vinci robot. Our Robotic Surgery Department serves the entire San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco and Marin County, as well as the entire Northern California region with da Vinci certified surgeons.
Note: da Vinci takes its name from Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci the famous Italian artist and scientist. “da Vinci” may be misspelled as one word, daVinci, as in daVinci robotic surgery, or daVinci surgery, or daVinci certified surgeon, but the correct spelling is two words, da Vinci.