Hysterectomy

For most patients, use of the da Vinci Surgical System for a hysterectomy can offer many benefits over traditional surgical approaches to vaginal, laparoscopic, or open-abdominal hysterectomy. The da Vinci is particularly suited for use with more challenging procedures, such as repair of the uterine and vaginal prolapse.

If your doctor recommends a hysterectomy, you may be a candidate for da Vinci, one of the most effective, least invasive treatment options. The da Vinci Surgical System allows surgeons to perform surgical procedures for a range of uterine conditions with unmatched precision and control using only a few tiny incisions.

Gyn incision illustration

For most patients, a robotic-assisted hysterectomy offers numerous potential benefits over traditional approaches to a vaginal, laparoscopic, or open abdominal hysterectomy, particularly when performing more challenging procedures. Potential benefits include:

  • Less blood loss
  • Less scarring
  • Significantly less pain
  • Fewer complications
  • A shorter hospital stay
  • A faster return to normal daily activities

Using da Vinci, surgeons can get a high-resolution, 3D picture of a patient's anatomy, which is especially critical when working around delicate and confined structures like the bladder. This means that surgeons have a distinct advantage when performing complex hysterectomies involving adhesions from prior pelvic surgery or more challenging cases traditionally performed with a large abdominal incision.

All surgical procedures are both patient- and procedure-specific. While radical hysterectomy or abdominal hysterectomy performed using the da Vinci Surgical System is considered safe and effective, these procedures may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as the risks and benefits.