da Vinci™ Hysterectomy
Several conditions affect the uterus and the womb. Many of these conditions can be treated with a hysterectomy, the surgical removal of the uterus. In the United States alone 600,000 hysterectomies are performed each year, making hysterectomies the second most common procedure in the U.S. Hysterectomies may offer a life-saving treatments for serious conditions like cancer and uncontrollable bleeding.
If your physician recommends a hysterectomy, you may be a candidate for a less invasive procedure called da Vinci™ Hysterectomy. This procedure uses a state-of-the-art surgical system designed to help your surgeon perform a more precise, minimally invasive surgical procedure.
The benefits of da Vinci™ Hysterectomy may include:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Fewer complications
- Less risk of infection
- Less scarring due to small incisions
- Shorter recovery time
- A faster return to normal daily activities
- And in many cases, better clinical outcomes
While hysterectomies are relatively safe, it may not be appropriate or necessary for all individuals and conditions. Alternative treatments that may preserve the uterus and ovaries might be available. Be sure to ask your doctor about all of your treatment options, as well as their potential risks and benefits.
Information courtesy of http://www.intuitivesurgical.com.