Hysterectomies are the most common surgical procedure performed on women, other than cesarean sections. The reason for this procedure’s popularity is that it is recommended by a surgeon when you have a problem with your uterus that has not responded to other treatments.
Dr. Huey & Dr. Weprin Ob/Gyn offer a wide array of innovative technologies. One in particular, which allows for significantly improved recoveries, is minimally invasive robotic surgery. Robotic surgery allows surgeons greater precision, flexibility and control by providing a magnified, 3-D view of the surgical site.
Robotic hysterectomies are advantageous for the following reason
Smaller incisions than you would from an open hysterectomy.
Typically experience less pain.
Earlier discharge from the hospital; usually going home the day after surgery.
Robotic hysterectomies are also called robot-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomies. A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of a woman’s uterus. A hysterectomy is performed using laparoscopes (long tubes capped with video cameras), is called a laparoscopic hysterectomy. During a robotic hysterectomy your surgeon uses a computer to control the surgical instruments during the procedure which enhances the surgeries precision, facilitates access to minute spaces and gives a better view of the operation than with traditional laparoscopic surgery. Robotic hysterectomy begins with three or four small incisions being made near your belly button. The laparoscope and other surgical instruments will be inserted through the incisions into your abdomen. These instruments will then be attached to the robotic arms of the computer. Your surgeon will then proceed to the control counsel where he will remotely control the surgery. After the surgery has been completed, the incisions will be closed with one or two stitches and covered with dressings. Learn more about robotic hysterectomies here: da Vinci Surgery.