Common Gynecological Surgeries
Throughout life, women experience many changes such as menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth, menopause and other health care needs. There's a variety of women's health issues that may occur, some are treatable with medication and others may require surgery like a Hysterectomy. Speaking to a medical professional can help you diagnose and treat any irregularities with your body and its normal functioning. Your doctor may recommend surgery if you have been diagnosed with any of the following:
- Fibroid tumors
- Excessive menstrual bleeding
- Pelvic prolapse
Gynecologic surgery is often performed using either traditional open surgery or minimally invasive surgery. Every gynecological case is different and therefore requires its own specific treatment. What aided another woman might not work for you, which is why it is important to speak with Dr. Richey about your individual health care needs.
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Hysterectomy in Columbus OH
During an abdominal hysterectomy (open surgery), your uterus is removed through a large open incision. The incision must be large enough for your surgeon to see your organs and fit his/her hands and instruments inside your body.
An open surgery incision can be horizontal or vertical. Many women are familiar with the horizontal incision (also called a “bikini” incision) since it is commonly used for a C-section.
Laparoscopy in Columbus OH
Minimally Invasive Surgery – With traditional laparoscopy, your surgeon operates through a few small incisions using long instruments and a tiny camera to guide doctors during surgery. Your uterus may also be removed through a single incision in the belly button.
The da Vinci® Surgery
What Is The Da Vinci® System?
The da Vinci® Surgical System provides surgeons with a minimally invasive alternative to laparoscopic surgery. With a 3D HD® view inside your body, this allows for an optimal view of the condition being treated. The special wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. This system only requires a few small incisions and gives patients a faster recovery.
Benefits of da Vinci® System
The da Vinci® enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision and control. Your doctor controls the da Vinci® System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body. This technology allows for virtually scarless results. Benefits from using the da Vinci system:
- Less risk of infection or complications
- Return sooner to normal activities
- A shorter hospital stay
- Minimal scarring due to smaller incisions