If your doctor suggests a hysterectomy, it's important to know your options. He or she can tell you about traditional open surgery and about minimally invasive/laparoscopic methods also in use currently. If you are a candidate for laparoscopy, ask about da Vinci Single-Site Hysterectomy. Doctors and patients are choosing it because hysterectomies done with the da Vinci robotic arm via a single incision result in very little downtime and virtually no scarring.
Hysterectomies, which once required large abdominal incisions with long hospital stays and extensive recovery time can now be done without those previous drawbacks.
Why da Vinci Surgery?
Clinical data suggests a da Vinci Single-Site Hysterectomy offers the following potential benefits compared to other laparoscopic procedures:
- Low blood loss
- Fewer complications
- Less chance of need for a blood transfusion
- Low chance of surgeon switching to open surgery
- Shorter hospital stays
- Less post-operative pain
Surgeons can remove the uterus and fallopian tubes through a single half-inch incision in the navel using the da Vinci surgical robot. The robot’s arms and wrists can be manipulated with greater agility than that of its human counterpart, while the 3D high-definition viewing system provides the surgeon better overall control.
During the surgery, a port for the robot’s arms (guided by your surgeon at a nearby station) is placed in the patient's belly button. The 3D high-definition camera provides magnified images of tissues, nerves, and uterus for better visualization during the surgery.
All the steps in traditional surgery—cutting, clamping, or sewing—can be done with the da Vinci surgical robot through one tiny incision. As a result, the robotic-assisted, single-site hysterectomy offers decreased risk of infection and quicker recovery times.
The da Vinci System has provided minimally invasive surgery to more than 3 million patients worldwide and the surgeons at WHASN are helping women in the Las Vegas area with this state-of-the-art technology. Call 702-438-2229 to schedule a consultation.