Unlike traditional open gynecologic surgery, which involves a large incision that provides ready access to the patient’s uterus and surrounding anatomy, robot-assisted gynecologic procedures employ only a few tiny, 1- to 2-centimeter incisions.
The da Vinci surgical system enables surgeons to perform extremely delicate and complex procedures through these tiny incisions by providing a superior view of the surgical field and improving surgical precision through enhanced dexterity and control of the surgical instruments.
The benefits to the patient are:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Fewer complications
- Less scarring
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster return to normal activities
Surgeons at St. Elizabeth Robotic Surgery Center are experienced in performing robot-assisted hysterectomy, myomectomy (removal of uterine fibroids) and sacrocopopexy (pelvic prolapse repair).