When medication and non-invasive procedures are unable to relieve symptoms, surgery may be the most effective treatment for a range of gynecologic conditions. These include cervical and uterine cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse and menorrhagia or excessive bleeding.
Traditional open gynecologic surgery, using a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy, has been the standard approach to most procedures for many years. However, the disadvantages of open surgery may include significant pain, a longer recovery process and commonly more blood loss.
Minimally Invasive Robot-Assisted Surgery
Less invasive options are now available. Complex hysterectomies and other gynecologic procedures, can be completed usingrobot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System; which may be the most effective, least invasive treatment option. Through tiny incisions, frequently 1 cm or less, surgeons using the da Vinci System can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.
With the da Vinci System surgeons use small incisions, miniaturized instruments and a high-definition 3D camera to view a magnified, high-resolution three-dimensional image of the surgical field on a computer console.
DaVinci Surgeon Guided Precision
The state-of-the-art robotic and computer technologies scale, filter and seamlessly translate the surgeon’s hand movements into precise micro-movements of the da Vinci instruments.