Robotic Surgery Offers New Options
View a patient testimonial of her robotic hysterectomy.
Do you need gynecologic surgery? If your doctor recommends a hysterectomy to remove your uterus or other gynecologic surgery such as myomectomy (removal of fibroids), cystectomy (removal of ovarian cysts), or repair of pelvic organ prolapse (loss of support), you may be a candidate for a new, less invasive surgical procedure called robotic surgery.
This procedure uses the state-of-the-art da Vinci surgical system designed to help your surgeon perform a more precise, minimally invasive procedure. This is achieved with the help of a 3-D camera system that allows your surgeon to view the anatomy close up, which is critical when working around delicate organs like the bladder. This means that surgeons can more easily perform a complex surgery – for example, with adhesions from prior gynecologic surgery or with cancer. The da Vinci robot also has special instruments that reproduce the movements of the human hand at miniature scale.
Robotic surgery offers numerous potential advantages over traditional approaches to vaginal, laparoscopic or open abdominal gynecologic surgery. These include:
• Less pain
• Less blood loss
• Fewer complications
• Less scarring
• A shorter hospital stay
• A faster return to normal daily activities
Not everyone who requires gynecologic surgery is a good candidate for robotic surgery, and there are some risks associated with the procedure. If you want to learn about your options and determine whether you are a candidate for robotic gynecologic surgery, please call your primary care physician or gynecologist. To find a surgeon specializing in Robotic Surgery, please refer to the Robotic Surgery page or call (650) 482-6000.
Sequoia Hospital is proud to be among the few distinguished health care centers in the country to offer this innovative technology for advanced patient care.