Robotic Da Vinci hysterectomy
Hysterectomy is the second most common surgery that women undergo (cesarean section is the foremost surgery). In cases where doctors have identified an issue in a patient’s uterus that is not responding well to other treatments, a hysterectomy may be recommended. Some of the main symptoms that drive OB/GYNs to advise hysterectomies include:
- Prolonged pelvic pain
- Benign fibroid tumors
- Abnormal uterine bleeding
- Cancerous tumors
- Endometriosis (lining of uterus growing outside of uterus)
- Uterine prolapse (uterus slipping down into vagina)
- Adenomyosis (uterine lining growing into the wall of uterus)
Las Palmas utilizes the world renowned da Vinci Surgical System. This surgical system allows us to perform either a laparoscopic surgery or a single–site incision. La Palmas da Vinci surgical procedures consistently result in smaller incision site, less patient pain, shortened hospital stays and fewer post-surgery complications
What to Expect
Before the surgery, the OB/GYN will have patient undergo a physical examination. The accompanying surgeon often will order blood tests and other general assessments to check on the patient’s general health pre-surgery. During the hysterectomy, an IV is started to give the patient fluids and medications. The surgery ranges from 1 to 2 hours.
Patients can either go home the same the same day of surgery or they may opt to say in the hospital overnight and go home the next day. Pain medications are issued to ease aches associated with the procedure.
We understand that although a hysterectomy may be necessary, it is a very emotionally challenging event. We will always be by your side to help you to recover from the surgery and are willing to walk you through every process. Las Palmas cares about not only your physical health but your emotional well-being as well.