Robotic Gynecologic Surgery

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For patients, the benefits of da Vinci Gynecologic Surgery may include:

  • 4-6 dime-sized incisions with minimal scaring
  • Significantly less pain
  • Minimal blood loss and need for transfusion
  • Fewer complications
  • 1-2 days hospital stay
  • 1-3 weeks recovery time
  • Return to normal activities within days

This procedure is a breakthrough surgical platform which enables gynecologists to operate with unmatched precision, dexterity and control. By overcoming the limitations of both traditional open and laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci is revolutionizing gynecologic surgery for women.

da Vinci Gynecologic Surgery Indications

da Vinci Surgery is appropriate for a broader range of gynecologic conditions & patient situations compared to conventional laparoscopy

  • Cervical cancer
    • Conventional laparoscopy not widely accepted
  • Endometrial cancer
    • Conventional laparoscopy accepted, but technically difficult to perform
  • Vaginal or uterine prolapse
    • Conventional laparoscopic suturing not reliable
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Obese patients

Goals of da Vinci Hysterectomy

  • Enable minimally invasive surgery (MIS) approach
    • Easier to learn & perform compared to conventional laparoscopic surgery
    • da Vinci (robotic-assisted) Surgery will enable:
      • More Gynecologists to perform minimally invasive surgery
      • Gynecologists to perform more advanced operations & more types of procedures using a minimally invasive approach
  • Provide benefits of MIS to hysterectomy candidates
    • Short hospital stay
    • Minimal pain & scarring
    • Quick recovery & return to normal activities

Goals of da Vinci Myomectomy

  • Enable minimally invasive surgery (MIS) approach
    • Most myomectomies performed through open incision
    • Conventional laparoscopy for myomectomy is very difficult to learn & perform
  • Enable women to retain their uterus*
  • Provide means for women to preserve their fertility
  • Provide benefits of MIS to myomectomy patients
    • Short hospital stay
    • Minimal pain & scarring
    • Quick recovery & return to normal activities

Goals of da Vinci Gynecologic Cancer Surgery

  • Traditional open approach resulted in large incisions
  • da Vinci enables minimally invasive surgery (MIS) approach
    • Conventional laparoscopy may fall short in adequately removing & treating gynecologic cancers
    • Conventional laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgery is difficult to learn & perform
    • With da Vinci, Gynecologic Oncologists can perform more advanced operations using a minimally invasive approach
  • Provide benefits of MIS to cancer patients
    • Short hospital stay
    • Minimal pain & scarring
    • Quick recovery & return to normal activities

For more information call 615-867-8030.

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