A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove a woman’s uterus. In some cases, hysterectomy surgery also involves the removal of the ovaries, Fallopian tubes, and cervix. This procedure is more common for women over the age of 40 and is necessary for a number of reasons, including:
- To remove cancerous or noncancerous tumors
- As treatment of endometriosis
- After a uterine prolapse
- As treatment of vaginal bleeding caused by infection or fluctuations in hormones
While this type of surgery is very common, it still comes with a number of risks and side-effects. That’s why more and more doctors are offering robotic hysterectomy as a minimally invasive option. At Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, specialists use an innovative technology called the da Vinci System to perform robotic hysterectomies for women who want a quick recovery with less physical trauma that can occur during open surgery.
Benefits of Opting for Robotic Hysterectomy
During a robotic hysterectomy using the da Vinci System, our doctors operate robotic arms from a control panel beside the patient. These arms are equipped with smaller surgical instruments, allowing the doctors to perform the procedure with more precision than during traditional surgery. This results in a minimally invasive procedure that allows the patient to recover much faster. Post-surgery pain is much easier to deal with and there’s also less chance of complications or infection. In fact, it’s so effective that doctors also use robotics to assist in other gynecological surgeries such as:
- Oophorectomy - The removal of either one or both ovaries
- Salpingectomy - The removal of one or both Fallopian tubes
- Lysis of adhesions - The removal of epidural scar tissue
- Sacrocolpopexy - The treatment of pelvic organ prolapse
If you need hysterectomy surgery and want to learn more about a robotic-assisted procedure, a specialist at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital can help. We can determine if this type of minimally invasive surgery is right for you or if you should consider other treatment options.