Robotic Surgery for Uterine Conditions
Conventional, open gynecologic surgery has long been the standard approach for treating a range of uterine conditions. With traditional surgery, however, come a number of anxiety-inducing considerations:
- Large incision
- Risk of blood loss
- Risk of infection
- Significant pain
- Long recovery
- Nerve and organ damage
With the da Vinci® Surgical System, Mease Countryside Hospital can offer women an effective, less invasive alternative to open surgery. This state-of-the-art, robotic tool allows surgeons to perform even complex operations through tiny incisions with extreme precision and control, while significantly improving viewing capability. It can be used in the treatment of uterine conditions, including:
- Uterine fibroids
- Uterine prolapse
Hysterectomies are the second most common surgical procedure in the United States and are used to treat a variety of uterine conditions. Until recently, the majority of hysterectomies were performed using a 6-12 inch abdominal incision. Robotic-assisted surgery provides surgeons with unmatched dexterity and visibility of the surrounding anatomy through incisions that are only 1-2 cm in length.
Myomectomies are an alternative to hysterectomies in the treatment of uterine fibroids for women who wish to preserve the uterus in hope of later becoming pregnant. After cutting around and removing each fibroid, the surgeon will then repair the uterine wall. Robot-assisted laparoscopic myomectomies are proving to be successful for even complex procedures, regardless of size or location of uterine fibroids, including surgery that requires complete reconstruction of the uterine wall.
For more information about robotic surgery, please call (727) 462-3000.