When medicine, lifestyle changes and other non-invasive treatments cannot ease your symptoms, your doctor may recommend gynecologic surgery. Women facing gynecologic conditions such as fibroid tumors, endometriosis, heavy menstrual bleeding, cancer and pelvic prolapse often undergo surgery.
With open surgery, a large incision is made in your abdomen – large enough for your surgeon to fit his/her hands and instruments inside your body. For generations, open surgery has been the standard approach to many gynecologic procedures and is still used today. However, with open surgery there are certain drawbacks and trauma to the body due to the large incision.
There are less invasive surgical options for many women facing gynecologic surgery.
da Vinci Surgery is another minimally invasive option for women facing gynecologic surgery. With da Vinci, surgeons make just a few small incisions – similar to traditional laparoscopy. The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and special wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. As a result, da Vinci enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.
State-of-the-art da Vinci uses the latest in surgical and robotics technologies and is beneficial for performing complex surgery. Your surgeon is 100% in control of the da Vinci System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body.