In the past, a total abdominal hysterectomy to remove the uterus and cervix could only be performed with open surgery. While this is still completed in many cases when needed, it is not always required to complete this surgery. The advanced technology of the DaVinci® robotic system has changed the way many gynecological procedures are performed, including hysterectomy surgery. At FEM Women’s Wellness, we offer total laparoscopic hysterectomy with DaVinci robot technology at our facility in the Carson City, Reno and Lake Tahoe, NV, area.
The DaVinci robot is an incredible device that can decrease surgical errors and improve the overall experience for patients. The small, robotic surgical tools can perform intricate procedures through tiny incisions. The robotic arms are controlled by the surgeon but have the capability to rotate 360-degrees and make movements that the human hand cannot. This can achieve safer results during complex surgeries like total hysterectomies with many other benefits for the patient.
Robotic vs. Conventional Abdominal Hysterectomy
Conventional total abdominal hysterectomy requires a larger incision placed either vertically or horizontally across the lower abdomen. There are times when this procedure may be required for some patients needing a total hysterectomy, but many patients can undergo a total laparoscopic hysterectomy using the DaVinci robotic system. The benefits of using this method include:
- Small incisions for smaller scars and quicker healing
- Less post-operative pain
- Quicker healing – weeks versus months with conventional methods
- Fewer risks of complications such as infection
Total hysterectomies performed laparoscopically with the DaVinci robot can reduce time in the hospital and offer a faster recovery. Some laparoscopic hysterectomy patients may be able to return home the same day, while open surgery hysterectomies require a hospital stay. When possible, our gynecologists at FEM Women’s Wellness recommend the laparoscopic total hysterectomy using the DaVinci system to our patients to improve their surgical experience.
If you are considering a total hysterectomy for treatment of fibroids, endometriosis, chronic pelvic pain or uterine/cervix cancer, contact our team at FEM Women’s Wellness. We offer total laparoscopic hysterectomy with the DaVinci robotic system at our clinic in the Reno and Lake Tahoe, Nevada, area.