Minimally Invasive Surgery
|Considering a Hysterectomy?
Learn About A Hysterectomy Using da Vinci® Single-Site® Technology
Women facing gynecologic surgery often want to avoid the large incision and long recovery associated with traditional open surgery. Fortunately, there are minimally invasive options for many women having gynecologic surgery.
A vaginal hysterectomy is done through a cut in your vagina. The surgeon operates through this incision and closes it with stitches.
With traditional laparoscopy, your surgeon operates through a few small abdominal incisions using long instruments and a tiny camera to guide doctors during surgery. Your uterus can also be removed through a single incision in the belly button.
da Vinci® Hysterectomy
da Vinci Hysterectomy is the #1 minimally invasive hysterectomy performed in the U.S.1
da Vinci® Multi-port Hysterectomy – With the da Vinci Surgical System, your doctor operates through a few small incisions (multi-port surgery) - similar to traditional laparoscopy. The da Vinci System features wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. The da Vinci System also features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system that allows surgeons to see key anatomy with depth and clarity. As a result, da Vinci enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.
da Vinci® Single-Site® Surgery - Your uterus can also be removed through a small incision in your belly button using da Vinci Single-Site® Surgery. This technology allows for virtually scarless results. da Vinci Single-Site is performed for benign (non-cancerous) conditions.
State-of-the-art da Vinci uses the latest in surgical and robotics technologies for simple and complex procedures. Your doctor controls the da Vinci System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body.
Serious complications may occur in any surgery, including da Vinci® Surgery, up to and including death. Examples of serious or life-threatening complications, which may require prolonged and/or unexpected hospitalization and/or reoperation, include but are not limited to, one or more of the following: injury to tissues/organs, bleeding, infection and internal scarring that can cause long-lasting dysfunction/pain. Risks of surgery also include the potential for equipment failure and/or human error. Individual surgical results may vary.
Risks specific to minimally invasive surgery, including da Vinci Surgery, include but are not limited to, one or more of the following: temporary pain/nerve injury associated with positioning; temporary pain/discomfort from the use of air or gas in the procedure; a longer operation and time under anesthesia and conversion to another surgical technique. If your doctor needs to convert the surgery to another surgical technique, this could result in a longer operative time, additional time under anesthesia, additional or larger incisions and/or increased complications.
Patients who are not candidates for non-robotic minimally invasive surgery are also not candidates for da Vinci® Surgery. Patients should talk to their doctor to decide if da Vinci Surgery is right for them. Patients and doctors should review all available information on non-surgical and surgical options in order to make an informed decision. For Important Safety Information, including surgical risks, indications, and considerations and contraindications for use, please also refer to www.davincisurgery.com/safety and www.intuitivesurgical.com/safety. Unless otherwise noted, all people depicted are models.
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