For some women, the idea of undergoing a hysterectomy is daunting. The removal of the uterus through surgery used to be a very invasive procedure that required extensive downtime and increased risks of infection. Fortunately, with today’s advancements in medicine, women can now have this procedure done in a way that is far less invasive while remaining a precision treatment.
Why might a woman want or need a hysterectomy?
Removing the uterus via surgery may be recommended by some medical professionals. This is often done to address uterine conditions that might be extremely bothersome, including those with endometriosis, cancer, pelvic prolapse, fibroid tumors, or heavy menstrual bleeding. After a hysterectomy has been performed, women can no longer become pregnant.
How is a hysterectomy performed?
At Columbus Women’s Care, our doctors perform hysterectomies using robotic surgery with the Da Vinci system. With robotic surgery, this once invasive procedure is much less invasive and can be performed without extensive cutting, scarring, and bleeding. The Da Vinci surgical system uses robotic technology that can remove the uterus without large incisions. In fact, just a few small incisions are made to access the uterus and perform the procedure. This enables the doctor to provide a surgical treatment with less complications, including:
- Fewer post-operative complications
- Less pain and blood loss
- Shorter time spent in the hospital
- Reduced risk of infection
- Faster recovery and return to normal, everyday activities
How is the Da Vinci system used in hysterectomies?
A hysterectomy performed with the Da Vinci robotic system is done using surgical instruments that replace the human hand yet are operated by the doctor. Just a few tiny incisions are made in the abdominal area to allow the instruments in to perform the procedure. The robotic system ensures precision and accuracy for effective and thorough treatment.
Discuss the benefits of robotic surgery with the team at Columbus Women’s Care today
Book an appointment at the office by calling (614) 755-4200 and requesting a visit at 7901 Diley Road, Suite #205/260. We are committed to providing a wide range of medical and cosmetic services for women in the community and the surrounding areas.