daVinci Robotic Surgeries
da Vinci™Surgery Hysterectomy
If your doctor recommends hysterectomy, you may be a candidate
for da Vinci surgery Hysterectomy, one of the most effective, least invasive
treatment options for a range of uterine conditions. da Vinci Hysterectomy
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 patients, da Vinci 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. With a da Vinci hysterectomy, recovery time is often shorter, and other potential benefits include:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Fewer complications
- Less scarring
- A shorter hospital stay
- A faster return to normal daily activities
Moreover, da Vinci provides
the surgeon with a superior surgical tool for dissection and removal
of lymph nodes during cancer operations, as compared to traditional
open or minimally invasive approaches.1
da Vinci 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
The da Vinci hysterectomy recovery period can also be shorter. As with any surgery, these benefits cannot be guaranteed, as surgery
is both patient- and procedure-specific. While radical hysterectomy
or abdominal hysterectomy performed using the da
Vinci Surgical System are considered safe and
effective, these procedures may not be appropriate for every individual.
Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their
risks and benefits.
Is da Vinci surgery right for you?
If you are a candidate for a hysterectomy, talk to a surgeon who
performs da Vinci Hysterectomy. To make an appointment with a daVinci
surgeon, call BAPTIST HEALTH HealthLine at B-A-P-T-I-S-T (227-8478)
or toll-free 1-888-B-A-P-T-I-S-T.
Bryan D. Fuller, M.D.
North Little Rock Women's Clinic
3401 Springhill Dr., Ste. 390
North Little Rock, AR 72117
Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Clinical Interests: daVinci - Hysterectomy
1. Boggess JF. da Vinci®
Hysterectomy for Endometrial Cancer with Staging. Presented at ISI
WWSSM 1/06. 871391_rev B_dVH Endometrial Cancer Presentation.
2. UNC Department of Obstetric & Gynecology
Health & Healing in the Triangle Vol 8 No 3 pp 22-23.
A da Vinci surgery hysterectomy
may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor
about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.
For additional information on minimally invasive
surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System visit www.davincisurgery.com