What to Expect During a Robotic Hysterectomy

Getting a robotic hysterectomy is the best way to resolve many gynecological issues. If it’s been recommended that you get a hysterectomy, it’s very understandable for you to feel nervous about undergoing a surgical procedure. 

The great news is, getting a minimally invasive laparoscopic robotic hysterectomy is safe, convenient, effective, and offers many benefits over traditional surgery. At Women's Health Associates of Southern Nevada, Northwest in Las Vegas, OB/GYNs Anita Gondy, MD, Saovaros Michaels, MD, and Henry Luh, DO, explain what you can expect when you get a robotic hysterectomy.

Before your robotic hysterectomy

At your appointment, our clinical team at WHASN - NW might suggest you get a robotic hysterectomy to treat several different gynecological problems. These include uterine fibroids, endometriomas, dermoid cysts, endometriosis, and adenomyosis.

With a robotic hysterectomy offering reduced pain and recovery time, a smaller risk of experiencing complications, and less scarring than traditional surgery, it’s a low-risk solution for many women. Prior to your robotic hysterectomy procedure, our team is available to help you prepare for the surgery, answer questions, and explain how a robotic hysterectomy resolves your condition.

During your robotic hysterectomy 

To perform your robotic hysterectomy, our team of doctors uses the advanced da Vinci® Surgical System technology. This system allows them to perform your surgery using minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques.

Your procedure begins with your doctor making a tiny incision in which they insert a laparoscope, a thin tool with lighting and a camera that allows them to clearly see your uterus on a 3D monitor.

Next, your doctor makes a few other tiny incisions to insert the other needed surgical tools to perform your robotic hysterectomy. This includes the da Vinci robot, a tiny tool that holds these instruments.

To remove your uterus, your doctor controls the movements of the da Vinci robot by wearing fingertip controls. The da Vinci robot is more dexterous than human hands and can easily maneuver in tight or narrow areas.

After your robotic hysterectomy

Since a robotic hysterectomy is a minimally invasive surgery, our doctors often recommend getting the procedure on an outpatient basis, which means you can go home the same day as your surgery. If you do remain overnight in the hospital, you can expect to stay for less time than after traditional surgery.

Our doctors advise you on personalized aftercare instructions, including when you can resume your typical routine, and are available for any questions you have or needs that arise after surgery. You can expect a shorter, faster, and easier recovery than from a non-laparoscopic surgical procedure.

For more information about a robotic hysterectomy, call our office to schedule your consultation or request an appointment online today.

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