Aspirus Women's Health

da Vinci Hysterectomy

Undergoing a hysterectomy is a major event in a woman's life, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that U.S. doctors perform roughly 600,000 hysterectomies each year. Aside from cesarean section deliveries, more women will undergo a hysterectomy than any other surgical procedure.

Aspirus OB/GYNs are using da Vinci robotic technology to perform minimally-invasive hysterectomies and give women the best possible outcomes.  

Like other da Vinci procedures, using the technology to perform hysterectomies offers patients:

  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Less pain
  • Faster return to normal activities
  • Less blood loss
  • Less scarring
  • Less risk of wound infection

In “traditional” hysterectomies, a 6- to 12-inch incision is required, and it generally takes a patient 4 to 6 weeks to recover. When performing a hysterectomy with da Vinci, only 1- to 2-inch incisions are required, and a patient’s recovery time is cut down to 1 to 2 weeks.

Da Vinci allows physicians to work with more precision, and allows faster recovery by requiring less tissue manipulation. The technology also is useful for other gynecologic procedures like myomectomies -- the removal of uterine fibroids -- and also conditions like organ prolapse. 

If you require gynecologic surgery, talk to your provider about whether a procedure using da Vinci may be appropriate for you.