The da Vinci surgery system enables your doctor to perform a minimally invasive robotic hysterectomy even for complex conditions — with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control. Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus; sometimes the cervix and/or ovaries and fallopian tubes are also removed. After cesarean section, hysterectomy is the second most frequently performed major surgical procedure for women of reproductive age in the United States. The three conditions most often associated with hysterectomy are fibroid tumors, endometriosis, and uterine prolapse.
Benefits of Robotic Hysterectomy
Da Vinci robotic hysterectomy offers women many potential benefits over traditional surgery including:
- Less pain
- Fewer complications
- Less blood loss
- Shorter hospital stay
- Low risk of wound infection
- Quicker recovery and return to normal activities.
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How does robotic hysterectomy work?
|For numerous gynecological procedures, including robotic hysterectomies, the surgeon works from a console, utilizing remote hand and foot controls to operate an HD camera and three operating arms. With the da Vinci robotic hysterectomy the incision is smaller and the movement of the surgical instruments is more subtle than traditional laparoscopic hysterectomy surgery. Also the operating instruments have greater range of motion than even the human wrist. Every aspect of the surgery performed with the robotic device is directed by the surgeon.
Watch this video to learn more about hysterectomies that are less invasive, with less pain and shorter recovery time.
What experienced surgeons are saying about robotic hysterectomy
With unprecedented precision, the da Vinci robotic system has redefined the standard of care in gynecological surgery. This system, available at DMC Huron Valley Sinai Hospital, enhances traditional laparoscopic surgery with the guidance of some of the industry’s leading surgeons. “I feel more in control and more comfortable, laparascopically – robotically – than I do with an open procedure,” Says Dr. Ethan Goldstein, Obstetrician and Gynecologist for DMC Huron Valley- Sinai Hospital. Dr. Goldstein notes that the robotic tool allows for the surgeon to have more wrist motion for improved dexterity and greater surgical precision. Many patients wake and report no pain at all from the surgery, according to Dr. Goldstein.
Am I a candidate for robotic hysterectomy?
Keep in mind that every woman is different and every situation is different. A good treatment choice for one woman may not be good for another. If you’re considering robotic hysterectomy your doctor can help you understand your options. You should:
- Ask about the possible risks of the surgery.
- Talk to your doctor about other treatment options. Ask about the risks of those treatments.
- Consider getting a second opinion from another doctor.
To learn more about robotic hysterectomy
To learn more about robotic hysterectomy call 888-DMC-2500 to request an appointment with a DMC Huron Valley-Sinai hospital surgeon who specializes in robotic hysterectomy or click on a physician link below.
Ethan Goldstein, MD
Lon Katz, MD
Victoria Kean, DO
David Cantor, MD