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. Doctors of Women offers minimally invasive hysterectomy with the da VinciⓇ Surgical System for greater precision and a shorter recovery time. If you’re a woman in Irvine, California or the Orange County area, call to find out if minimally invasive surgery is right for you.
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.
Doctors of Women 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:
Whenever possible, Doctors of Women recommends the minimally invasive da Vinci System for hysterectomies and other gynecologic procedures.
What is the da Vinci Surgical System?
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:
If you think you may be a candidate for minimally invasive hysterectomy or other gynecologic surgery with the da Vinci System, call the OB/GYN specialists at Doctors of Women or use the convenient online form to set up a consultation today.