If your doctor recommends hysterectomy, you may be a candidate for da Vinci robotic 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 the hysterectomy with unmatched precision and control - using only a few small incisions.
For most patients, da Vinci robotic hysterectomy can offer numerous potential benefits over traditional approaches to laparoscopic or open abdominal hysterectomy, particularly when performing more challenging procedures like radical hysterectomy for gynecologic cancer.
Potential benefits of the da Vinci surgery include:
Moreover, da Vinci surgery provides the surgeon with a superior surgical tool for dissection and removal of lymph nodes during cancer operations, as compared to traditional open or minimally invasive approaches.
A da Vinci robotic hysterectomy also allows your surgeon better visualization of anatomy, which is especially critical when working around delicate and confined structures like the bladder. This means that surgeons have a distinct advantage when performing a complex, radical hysterectomy involving adhesions from prior pelvic surgery or non-localized cancer, or an abdominal hysterectomy.
If you are a candidate for hysterectomy, talk to an EvergreenHealth surgeon who performs da Vinci hysterectomy. To find a surgeon, you can:
For additional information on the da Vinci robotic hysterectomy:
As with any surgery, these benefits cannot be guaranteed, as surgery is both patient- and procedure-specific. While radical hysterectomy or abdominal hysterectomy performed using the da Vinci Surgical System are considered safe and effective, these procedures may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.