The Many Benefits of Robotic-Assisted Hysterectomy

Gone are the days of the old-fashioned hysterectomy with a large incision and many weeks of recovery. We have come a long way. Today there is a simpler and much less invasive technique to having a hysterectomy. South Bay OBGYN has a partner, and it’s a robot. Keep reading to learn about the many benefits of robotic-assisted hysterectomy.

Woman discussing a hysterectomy with her doctor.

A Robotic-Assisted Hysterectomy

No, it’s not science fiction, but it is amazing. Now women can have a hysterectomy without all the fuss, pain, and possible complications. Let’s not forget about the big ugly scar left after the traditional open hysterectomy. 

Don’t misunderstand. The robot is not performing the surgery, South Bay OBGYN is doing the work. The robot allows your skilled surgeon to be more precise as they have hands-on control of the surgery and the robot.

Tiny surgical incisions are made to allow for instruments performing the procedure and a camera with a 3D view of the uterus.

If you have unresolved issues with endometriosis, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic adhesions, cysts, or adenomyosis, a robot-assisted hysterectomy might be your answer.

Benefits of a Robotic-Assisted Hysterectomy

1. Smaller incisions and less blood loss

Rather than an eight-inch incision needed for a traditional hysterectomy, a robotic hysterectomy gives South Bay OBGYN the ability to perform the surgery through several tiny incisions approximately one-half inch. This reduces the amount of blood loss and leaves the patient with much smaller scars.

2. Less pain after surgery

Small incisions are conducive to much less pain after surgery. This allows a patient to return to normal activities faster than an open surgery.

3. Faster recovery

Instead of staying in the hospital for several days, most patients go home the same day with a less invasive procedure.

4. Reduced incidence of infection or complications

Small incisions naturally reduce the risk of an infection or any other typical complications after a surgical procedure. Any complication can interfere with healing and recovery.

Spend less time in the hospital, have less risk of complications, reduced blood loss, and faster recovery are all reasons to choose robotic hysterectomy.

Contact South Bay OBGYN at (619) 267-8313 if you want to discuss a robotic-assisted hysterectomy instead of the traditional surgery.