Get back to life faster and with less discomfort. Many patients who undergo robotic hysterectomy surgery benefit from accelerated recovery time and less pain and discomfort than open surgery. This is due to the precise nature of the robotic procedure and smaller instruments.
A robotic hysterectomy is the removal of a woman’s uterus utilizing robot assisted technology. 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 may be 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
Minimally Invasive / Robotic Options
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 in Flower Mound, specialists use an innovative technology called the da Vinci System to perform robotic hysterectomies for women who want a quick recovery with less physical discomfort than may 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 than those used for open procedures which allows the surgeon to make smaller incisions.
Another benefit of the robot is that it allows the surgeon to better visualize the structures in the patients uterus allowing the surgeon to perform the procedure with more precision than during traditional surgery and other forms of laparoscopic hysterectomies
The result is a minimally invasive procedure that causes less disruption to the patient’s body, less complications and typically allows the patient to recover much faster. While patients still experience discomfort and pain after a robotic procedure, it is typically much more tolerable than the pain associated with open surgery.
- 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 option, a specialist at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound can help. Together, you and your physician can determine if this type of minimally invasive surgery is right for you or if you should consider other treatment options.