If your doctor recommends hysterectomy, you may be a candidate for da Vinci® 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. Potential benefits include:
Significantly less pain
Less blood loss
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. 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 hysterectomy.
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.
The da Vinci Surgical System
Imagine major surgery being performed through the smallest of incisions. Then, imagine having the benefits of a definitive treatment - but with the potential for significantly less pain, a shorter hospital stay and a faster return to normal daily activities - as well as the potential for better clinical outcomes.
Only the da Vinci® Surgical System overcomes the limitations of both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopic surgery. da Vinci is a breakthrough surgical platform designed to expand a surgeon’s capabilities - and for the first time - offer patients a minimally invasive treatment option for complex conditions.
The da Vinci System provides surgeons with enhanced visualization ─ including a magnified view of the surgical site ─ increased precision, and better control. While sitting at the ergonomic console, the surgeon controls the system, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body.
Though it is often called a "robot", the da Vinci Surgical System cannot be programmed, nor can it make decisions on its own. Rather, the da Vinci System requires that every surgical maneuver be performed by the surgeon.
With the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons and hospitals are establishing new standards for surgical care. da Vinci is changing the experience of surgery, for surgeons, hospitals, and most importantly, for patients.
Please call 1-877-7WADLEY to locate a da Vinci surgeon.
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Texarkana, TX 75501