Minimally Invasive GYN Surgery
Women are faced with a variety of gynecologic conditions that may require surgery throughout their lifespan. Facing surgery can cause many woman to worry. How long will I be out of work? Will I be in a lot of pain during recovery? Will I be able to care for my family?
Many of these conditions can be treated through a minimally invasive approach in most patients including:
- Hysterectomy (removal of the uterus)
- Oophorectomy (removal of the ovaries)
- Myomectomy (removal of the fibroids)
- Treatment of endometriosis and pelvic pain
The advantages of minimally invasive procedures include:
- Faster recovery times
- Minimal scarring
- Reduced blood loss and infection rates
- Less pain
If your doctor recommends surgery, you may be a candidate for robotic-assisted surgery using the da Vinci® S HD Surgical System at the Center for Robotic Surgery at St. Anthony's Hospital. Robotic-assisted surgery is one of the most effective, least invasive treatment options for a range of gynecological conditions and enables surgeons to perform with unmatched precision and control — using only a few small incisions.
St. Anthony's has a dedicated women's unit designed especially for women who require hospitalization following gynecological, laparoscopic and breast cancer procedures.
If you would like to learn more about robotic surgery at St. Anthony's Hospital, please call (727) 253-4215.