da Vinci® Hysterectomy
All da Vinci gynecologic surgeries are performed at Women & Babies Hospital, the area’s only specialty hospital for women.
Hysterectomy is the second most common surgical procedure for women in the United States, and an estimated one third of all U.S. women will have a hysterectomy by age 60. Hysterectomy is often recommended for both non- cancerous and cancerous conditions.
Common types of gynecologic conditions like fibroids (non- cancerous growths in the uterine wall), endometriosis (non- cancerous growths in the uterine lining) or prolapse (falling or slipping of the uterus) can cause chronic pain and heavy bleeding, as well as other disabling symptoms. Women who experience these symptoms are often treated with hysterectomy - the surgical removal of the uterus.
Hysterectomy is also often recommended as a treatment for early-stage gyn cancers. The most common types of gynecologic cancers are cervical, endometrial (uterine) and ovarian cancer. The specific type of cancer a woman has and how advanced it is, will determine her available treatment options.
In this procedure, the doctor may also remove the ovaries, fallopian tubes and/or select lymph nodes.
If your doctor recommends hysterectomy, you may be a candidate for an innovative, minimally invasive surgical procedure called da Vinci hysterectomy. This procedure uses a state-of-the-art surgical system designed to help your doctor perform the most precise and least invasive hysterectomy available today.
For most women, da Vinci hysterectomy offers numerous potential benefits over traditional surgical approaches, 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
Learn more about hysterectomies here.
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