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The Latest Technology In Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Traditional open gynecologic surgery, using a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy, has been the standard approach to many gynecologic procedures for many years. Yet with open surgery can come significant pain, trauma, a long recovery process and threat to surrounding organs and nerves. 

da Vinci surgery provides precise treatment for gynecologic conditions in a minimally invasive fashion – through a few tiny incisions instead of a long incision. da Vinci offers several potential patient benefits compared to traditional open surgery, including:

  • Fewer complications  
  • Less blood loss
  • Less pain and less narcotic pain medicine required
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery and return to normal activities
  • Tiny incisions for minimal scarring

 

When compared to traditional laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci Gynecologic Surgery provides the following potential benefits:

  • Fewer conversions to open surgery
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer complications
  • Removal of heavier fibroids
  • Minimally invasive option for larger patients
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker recovery and return to normal activities
  • Shorter operation

 

Gynecologic Conditions using The da Vinci Surgical System

If your doctor recommends hysterectomy, you may be a candidate for da Vinci Hysterectomy, one of the most effective, least invasive treatment options for a range of uterine conditions.

A hysterectomy – removal of the uterus – is recommended for several conditions such as: fibroid tumors, severe endometriosis, heavy menstrual/uterine bleeding and certain gynecologic cancers.

  • Hysterectomy is the 2nd most common operation for U.S. women
  • 1 in 3 women in the U.S. will have a hysterectomy before age 60
  • Fibroids are the #1 reason women have a hysterectomy


Myomectomy
is the surgical removal of benign fibroid tumors (myomas) while leaving the uterus in place. Myomectomy is an alternative to hysterectomy for women who may want to get pregnant or keep their uterus. Fibroids are non-cancerous and typically located in the uterine wall.

  • Fibroids may cause mild to severe pain, heavy menstrual bleeding, and infertility2
  • 20-80% of all women develop fibroids by the time they reach age 502
  • Surgery is the only way to cure uterine fibroids2

 

Sacrocolpopexy is the surgical correction of vaginal and/or uterine prolapse (falling) using mesh to re-suspend the vagina or uterus into the correct position.

  • Uterine prolapse affects roughly 200,000 women in the U.S. alone
  • Prolapse is more common in women who have had multiple vaginal births
  • There is a 30% chance of the condition recurring after surgery

 

Endometriosis is a condition where the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus, causing benign (non-cancerous) lesions. Endometriosis resection is the surgical removal of these lesions (tissue) from all locations in the abdomen.

  • Endometriosis affects 6-10% of women in the U.S. (4-6 million women)
  • Untreated endometriosis can lead to chronic pelvic pain and infertility
  • There is a 40-80% chance pain will recur if endometriosis is not entirely removed

 

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*Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care.  These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.

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Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care.  These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.