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If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition that may require surgery, you owe it to yourself to learn about all of your medical options, including the most effective, least invasive surgical treatments available. Robotic-assisted surgery options can result in less pain post-surgery, faster recovery times, and quicker return to work and everyday activities.1
The da Vinci® Surgical System provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, putting a surgeon's hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic platform. The da Vinci System enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.
These procedures use the state-of-the-art da Vinci Surgical System, designed to help your surgeon perform a more precise, less invasive procedure. For most patients, minimally invasive procedures performed with the da Vinci Surgical System can offer numerous potential benefits over traditional surgery, including:
A wide variety of benign (non-cancerous) conditions can affect a woman’s reproductive system, which consists of the uterus, vagina, ovaries and fallopian tubes. Most of these conditions affect the uterus which is the hollow, pear-shaped pelvic organ where a fertilized egg implants and a baby develops during pregnancy.
Benign gynecological conditions like fibroids (growth in and/or around the uterus) and endometriosis (uterine lining growing outside the uterus) can cause chronic pain, heavy bleeding and other mild to severe symptoms.
Physicians are usually successful at treating a variety of gynecologic conditions – particularly those affecting the uterus – with surgery. In spite of growing demand for minimally invasive procedures, the majority of these operations are still performed using large, abdominal incisions. These surgeries typically result in significant blood loss, and may mean several days in the hospital followed by weeks of recovery time.
Today, a less invasive surgical treatment option is available. If your doctor recommends surgery for your condition, you may be a candidate for one of three minimally invasive procedures using the da Vinci® robot including procedures to remove uterine fibroids (myomectomy), correct uterine and vaginal vault prolapse (sacrocolpopexy) and remove the uterus (hysterectomy).
In addition, for women diagnosed with uterine fibroids, da Vinci Myomectomy represents a minimally invasive surgical treatment designed to preserve the uterus.
1.Claims based on studies conducted by:
Landeen LB, Bell MC, Hubert HB, Bennis LY, Knutsen-Larson SS,
Seshadri-Kreaden U. Clinical and cost comparisons for hysterectomy via
abdominal, standard laparoscopic, vaginal and robot-assisted approaches.
S D Med. 2011 Jun;64(6):197-9, 201, 203 passim.
Brudie LA, Gaia G, Ahmad S, Finkler NJ, Bigsby IV GE, Ghurani GB, Kendrick IV JE, Rakowski JA, Groton JH, Holloway RW. Peri-operative outcomes of patients with stage IV endometriosis undergoing robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery. Received: 1 Aug 2011/Accepted: 10 September 2011. J Robotic Surg DOI 10.1007/s11701-011-0314-3.