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:
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.