If your doctor recommends hysterectomy, you may be a candidate for da Vinci® hysterectomy, one of the most effective, least invasive treatment options for a range of uterine conditions. Da Vinci hysterectomy is performed using the da Vinci® Surgical System, which enables surgeons to perform with unmatched precision and control—using only a few tiny (1-2 cm) incisions.
For most patients, da Vinci® hysterectomy can offer numerous potential benefits over traditional approaches to vaginal, laparoscopic or open abdominal hysterectomy, particularly when performing more challenging procedures like radical hysterectomy for gynecologic cancer. Potential benefits include:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Fewer complications
- Less scarring
- A shorter hospital stay
- A faster return to normal daily activities
See the image below for a comparison of the incision for open hysterctomy vs the da Vinci® hysterectomy.
As with any surgery, there are certain risks associated with da Vinci® hysterectomy. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.
If you are a candidate for hysterectomy, talk to a gynecologist or gynecologic oncologist (a cancer specialist) who performs da Vinci® hysterectomy. For help finding a physician, call (818) 409-8100.