Robotic Surgery Hysterectomy
If your doctor recommends hysterectomy, you may be a candidate for robotic surgery hysterectomy, one of the most effective, least invasive treatment options for a range of uterine conditions. For most patients, robotic surgery hysterectomy offers numerous potential benefits over traditional approaches to vaginal, laparoscopic or open abdominal hysterectomy, particularly for more challenging procedures like radical hysterectomy for gynecologic cancer.
During robotic surgery hysterectomy, surgeons use a superior surgical tool for dissection and removal of lymph nodes using only a few small incisions, compared to traditional open or minimally invasive approaches. Robotic surgery hysterectomy also allows surgeons better visualization of anatomy, which is especially critical when working around delicate and confined structures like the bladder. This means surgeons have a distinct advantage when performing a complex, radical hysterectomy involving adhesions from prior pelvic surgery or nonlocalized cancer or an abdominal hysterectomy.
While clinical studies support the effectiveness of robotic surgery when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. As with any surgery, benefits cannot be guaranteed, as surgery is both patient and procedure specific. Potential benefits for most robotic surgery patients, however, include:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Fewer complications
- Less scarring
- Shorter hospital stay
- Quicker return to normal daily activities
Although radical hysterectomy or abdominal hysterectomy performed using robotic surgery are considered safe and effective, robotic surgery may not be appropriate for everyone. If you are a hysterectomy candidate, talk to a gynecologist or gynecologic oncologist (a cancer specialist) who performs robotic surgery hysterectomies to determine if robotic surgery is right for you. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as the risks and benefits of each.
Patient results may vary. Consult your physician about the benefits and risks of any surgical procedure or treatment.