Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy
While you might think of robots appearing in futuristic movies, the da Vinci robot is a device that can make many surgeries, hysterectomies in particular, less painful, less risky and less invasive. Clinic Sofia is proud to offer minimally invasive surgery using the da Vinci robot, which offers 3D, high-definition vision and function at Fairview Southdale. We recognize women are busy with juggling the responsibilities of home, families and careers. Minimally invasive surgery helps reduce recovery time so women can return to their daily routine in a shorter amount of time. Previously, hysterectomies were performed by making a large incision in the abdomen. Using newer, state-of-the-art technology, a da Vinci hysterectomy only entails a few small incisions, making the surgery itself and recovery that much easier. In addition, doctors enjoy enhanced depth of vision and precision with the jointed instruments, which can lead to fewer complications and less blood loss than in a typical hysterectomy.
Eighty percent of women who have this minimally invasive surgery leave the hospital within one day and are usually back to work in two to three weeks. While da Vinci has been around for the past decade and offers many advantages, there are other operative scenarios that still make sense to perform vaginally or laparoscopically. That decision is always made between the patient and her doctor depending on the patient’s individual needs. If you are considering a hysterectomy or other surgery, talk to your Clinic Sofia physician about the minimally invasive da Vinci robot option, so you can make the most informed decision for your body.