Lexington Women's Health

da Vinci Robotic Hysterectomy

When medication and other treatments are unable to relieve symptoms, hysterectomy is often recommended to provide a more effective, definitive and long-term solution for excessive menstrual bleeding. If you are considering or your doctor has recommended a hysterectomy, you are not alone - one in three women in the U.S. will have a hysterectomy before turning 60.

da Vinci Hysterectomy offers numerous potential benefits over traditional approaches, including:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Minimal blood loss and need for transfusion
  • Fewer complications
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker recovery and return to normal activities
  • Small incisions for minimal scarring
  • Better outcomes and patient satisfaction, in many cases

The da Vinci System is a state-of-the-art surgical platform with 3D, high-definition vision and miniaturized, wristed surgical instruments designed to help doctors take surgery beyond the limits of the human hand. By helping doctors to overcome the challenges of traditional open and laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci is changing the experience of surgery for women around the world.

As with any surgery, these benefits cannot be guaranteed since surgery is specific to each patient, condition and procedure. It is important to talk to your doctor about all treatment options, including the risks and benefits. This information can help you to make the best decision for your situation.

The da Vinci Surgical System

Imagine major surgery being performed through the smallest of incisions. Then, imagine having the benefits of a definitive treatment - but with the potential for significantly less pain, a shorter hospital stay and a faster return to normal daily activities - as well as the potential for better clinical outcomes.

The da Vinci System provides surgeons with enhanced visualization - including high-definition 3D vision and a magnified view of the surgical site - increased precision, and better control. While sitting at the ergonomic console, the surgeon controls the system, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient's body.

Though it is often called a "robot", the da Vinci Surgical System cannot be programmed, nor can it make decisions on its own. Rather, the da Vinci System requires that every surgical maneuver be performed by the surgeon.

With the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons and hospitals are establishing new standards for surgical care. da Vinci is changing the experience of surgery, for surgeons, hospitals, and most importantly, for patients.

Our own, Jennifer Fuson, MD has special expertise in minimally invasive surgery including daVinci robotic hysterectomy and received the 2013 daVinci Distinguished Surgeon Award by Intuitive Surgical.