Physicians are generally successful at treating a variety of gynecologic conditions - particularly those affecting the uterus - with surgery. In spite of growing demand for minimally invasive procedures, the majority of these operations are still performed using large, abdominal incisions. These surgeries typically result in significant blood loss, and may mean several days in the hospital followed by weeks of recovery time. Today, a less invasive surgical treatment option is available. If your doctor recommends surgery for your condition, you may be a candidate for da Vinci surgery.
The state-of-the-art da Vinci Surgical System is designed to help surgeons perform more precise, less invasive procedures. For most patients, minimally invasive procedures performed with the da Vinci Surgical System can offer numerous potential benefits over traditional surgery, including shorter hospital stay, less pain, less scarring, less risk of infection, less blood loss and fewer transfusions, faster recovery and quicker return to normal activities.
Gynecological procedures performed using da Vinci include:
- Sacrocolpopexy for pelvic prolapse
- Oopherectomy, surgery to remove an ovary or ovaries
- Myomectomy, surgical removal of uterine fibroids
- Endometriosis surgery
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