You’ve tried everything: medication, surgery, various medical procedures. And still you’re still faced with the need for a hysterectomy, a surgical procedure to remove the uterus and sometimes the cervix, ovaries and fallopian tubes. While the thought of a hysterectomy may be intimidating, North Kansas City Hospital offers a minimally invasive alternative to traditional surgery that can make the process much easier.
Reasons for a Hysterectomy
A hysterectomy may be needed for a number of reasons, including:
- Cervical and uterine cancer
- Uterine fibroids
- Uterine prolapse
- Menorrhagia (excessive uterine bleeding)
Learn more about hysterectomy at our online Health Encyclopedia.
da Vinci® Robotic Hysterectomy
Our obstetric and gynecologic surgeons are specially trained in robotic surgery using the latest generation da Vinci® Surgical System. Traditional hysterectomy typically requires a large incision for a surgeon to access the uterus, which usually involves a lengthy, painful healing process and carries the risk for various side effects.
Robotic hysterectomy is a minimally invasive approach that uses tiny (1-2 centimeter) incisions, miniature instruments and a tiny high-definition, three-dimensional camera. This system provides surgeons a clear, magnified view inside the body and allows them to operate with a high degree of precision and control.
Benefits of Robotic Hysterectomy
The benefits of robotic surgery over traditional open surgery typically include:
- Better clinical outcomes in many cases
- Shorter hospital stay and much faster recovery
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Less scarring
- Reduced risk of infection and complications
- Faster return to daily activities
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While not all women are candidates for robotic hysterectomy, for many, this is an effective alternative with a much shorter recovery time and fewer side effects. Talk to your doctor or contact one of our robotic specialists for more information.
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