If your doctor recommends hysterectomy, you may be a candidate for a robotic hysterectomy. This procedure is performed using the da Vinci Surgical System, which enables surgeons to perform with unmatched precision and control using only a few small incisions.
For most patient s, robotic hysterectomy can offer numerous potential benefits over traditional approaches to vaginal, laparoscopic or open abdominal hysterectomy, particularly when performing more challenging procedures like radical hysterectomy for gynecologic cancer.
A robotic hysterectomy also allows your surgeon better visualization of anatomy, which is especially critical when working around delicate and confined structures like the bladder. This means that surgeons have a distinct advantage when performing a complex, radical hysterectomy involving adhesions from prior pelvic surgery or non-localized cancer, or an abdominal hysterectomy.
Learn more about the benefits of da Vinci hysterectomy:
Watch a hysterectomy performed with the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System:
robotics-trained hysterectomy surgeons
- Dr. David Godwin, Commonwealth Women's Care
- Dr. David Griffin, Upstate Oncology Associates
- Dr. Edward Heidtman, Carolina Women's Health
- Dr. James Hunter, Upstate Oncology Associates
- Dr. Todd Lantz, Upstate OB-GYN Group
- Dr, Laura LeBel, Elle OB-GYN
If you are a candidate for hysterectomy, talk to a gynecologist who performs robotic hysterectomy. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.