What Is da Vinci Hysterectomy?
Robotic Assisted Hysterectomy Surgery
Traditional open gynecological surgery, using a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy, has for many years been the standard approach to many gynecological procedures. Yet with open surgery come significant pain, trauma, a long recovery process and threat to surrounding organs and nerves.
For complex hysterectomies and other gynecological procedures, robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may be the most effective, least invasive treatment option. Through tiny, 1-2 cm incisions, surgeons using the da Vinci System can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.
Common questions about da Vinci:
Is a robotic hysterectomy major surgery?
Robotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy is a safe procedure, but all surgeries carry some risks.
How long does it take to recover from a robotic hysterectomy?’
Recovery after robotic hysterectomy is shorter and less painful than after an abdominal hysterectomy. A full recovery might take three to four weeks.
How long does the da Vinci hysterectomy surgery take?
Single-incision robotic hysterectomies typically take between 1 ½ hours to 2 ½ hours. Surgeries requiring multiple incisions may take longer.