With today's minimally invasive surgical techniques, including the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System, gynecological surgery no longer means extended discomfort and a long recovery period. At Edward our operating suites are equipped with advanced technology, allowing gynecologic surgeons to perform advanced procedures, including hysterectomy, in the least invasive way. This brings many benefits, including the best odds for a positive outcome less pain, fewer complications and a faster return to normal life.
Laparoscopic gynecologic surgery
Laparoscopic surgery (also called minimally invasive surgery) is performed with tiny tools inserted into the body through a thin, lighted tub called a laparoscope. Advantages include smaller incisions or, in some cases, no incision at all. This almost always means there's less pain, less bleeding, a lower risk of complications and a faster and more comfortable recovery.
During a gynecologic procedure, the laparoscope can be used to check for certain conditions, and to remove tissues if necessary. Minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures include:
- Endometrial ablation – a treatment for endometriosis, a leading cause of infertility
- Vaginal hysterectomy – removal of the uterus
- Burch procedure – a treatment for stress incontinence
- Myomectomy – removal of uterine fibroids
- Tubal cannulation – clearing of blockages in fallopian tubes
da Vinci Surgical System gynecological procedures
The da Vinci Surgical System (robotic surgery) can be beneficial for gynecologic surgery. The robotic equipment makes it easier for surgeons to operate in hard-to-reach areas, offers greater precision and control, and enhances visualization of the surgical area with crystal-clear 3D imaging and magnification. Surgeons can perform complex operations through just a few small incisions, so there's less discomfort and a quicker recovery time.
At Edward, gynecologic procedures using the da Vinci Surgical System include:
- Myomectomy (removal of uterine fibroids)
- Endometriosis surgery
- Tubal ligation reversal
- Scar tissue removal
- Pelvic congestion procedures
- Gynecologic oncology procedures
How do I know if a da Vinci procedure is best for me?
In the field of gynecology, use of robotic surgery means more women have access to minimally invasive surgery than ever before. The utilization of this sophisticated technology can offer you a procedure with significantly less discomfort, fewer complications, less scarring, a shorter hospital stay, and a faster return to normal activities.
Find a surgeon
To learn more about the surgeons on staff at Edward, call (630) 527-MDMD, Monday - Friday, 7 am - 6 pm, or visit www.edward.org/findadoc to submit an online request.