Robotic surgery offers a minimally invasive approach to hysterectomy and other procedures such as:
- fibroid removal
- endometriosis surgery
- endometrial/cervical cancer surgery
- vaginal/uterine prolapse
For years, the standard approach to hysterectomy has been traditional open gynecological surgery using a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy.
Using the da Vinci® robotic surgical system, surgeons at Good Samaritan can perform hysterectomy through small incisions, using mechanically enhanced micro instruments. Robotic surgery is designed to operate with control to minimize the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.
Some examples of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery include:
Hysterectomy for benign conditions
Enables gynecologists to treat complex pathology minimally invasively, minimizing conversions and the need for total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH).
Hysterectomy for early stages of gynecologic cancer
Enables gynecologists to perform the most comprehensive minimally invasive surgery for early stage gynecologic cancer.
Myomectomy to remove uterine fibroids
Enables gynecologists to perform uterine-preserving myomectomies minimally invasively, reproducibly and following open surgical technique.
Sacrocolpopexy to correct vaginal/uterine prolapse
Enables a reproducible, minimally invasive approach with unsurpassed surgical ease and efficiency.
Potential patient benefits may include:
- Less need for pain medication
- Less blood loss and fewer transfusions
- Fewer complications and lower conversion rate
- Shorter hospital stay
- Quicker recovery and fast return to normal daily activities
- Small incisions for improved cosmesis
Better clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction, in many cases as compared to open surgery