Until recently, surgery for most hysterectomies was performed using a large abdominal incision which meant a longer hospital stay and more painful, slow recovery time for many women.
If your doctor recommends a hysterectomy, you may be a candidate for a da Vinci hysterectomy in which the surgeon performs the procedure with unmatched precision and control using only a few small incisions and miniaturized surgical instruments.
The 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.
For most patients, a 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
Shorter hospital stay
Faster return to normal daily activities
da Vinci patient story Hear from a patient who experienced da Vinci surgery for hysterectomy.
Am I a candidate for da Vinci surgery? If you are a candidate for gynecologic surgery, ask your doctor about the da Vinci Surgical System. For a consultation with a University of Missouri Health Care da Vinci Surgery specialist, call Women's Health Center at (573) 499-6084.