If you’ve been advised to get a full or partial hysterectomy, you may be feeling anxious. Having your uterus and possibly fallopian tubes and ovaries removed is major surgery that may send you into early menopause. The good news is that hysterectomy can alleviate painful symptoms and remove troubling growths. MemorialCare offers minimally invasive hysterectomy with the da VinciⓇ Surgical System for greater precision and a shorter recovery time.
A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that removes some or all of a woman’s reproductive organs. There are three types of hysterectomy:
There are also different methods of performing a hysterectomy:
This is the least invasive approach, with the shortest recovery time.
A large incision may be needed when the uterus is enlarged, or sizeable fibroids or other tumors are present. This method has an extended recovery time, and the risks are high.
MemorialCare offers a high-tech, robotic version of laparoscopic surgery: the da Vinci Surgical System. Incisions are smaller, recovery time is shorter, and there are fewer risks than with an abdominal approach.
Radical hysterectomies are usually performed only in cases of cancer. Other medical conditions that may be improved or resolved with a hysterectomy include:
The da Vinci system is the first robotic surgical system to be approved by the FDA. A minuscule camera on a robotic arm provides a high-definition 3D image of the operating area.
Your surgeon’s finger movements command the camera and the tiny, highly flexible surgical tools. The da Vinci tools can perform more precise bending, twisting, and rotating movements than a human hand can, which facilitates the performance of complex and delicate procedures.
Advantages of the da Vinci System include:
Our physicians are experienced in providing gynecological care throughout a woman’s life-time. We specialize in treatments for gynecological disorders, including ovarian and cervical cancer, and non-surgical treatment options for uterine fibroids.
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