For a long time, traditional open surgery using a large incision has been the standard approach for many gynecologic procedures. This approach often causes patients to experience significant pain and trauma with a long recovery.
For complex hysterectomies and other gynecologic procedures, surgeons at Good Samaritan Hospital perform robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System. This can be the most effective, least invasive treatment option.
At Good Samaritan, we currently perform these robotic gynecologic procedures:
- Hysterectomy — removal of the uterus
- Oophorectomy — removal of the ovary
- Ovarian cystectomy — removal of cyst(s) from the ovary
The benefits of robotic surgery include:
- A shorter hospital stay
- Less blood loss
- Fewer complications
- Less need for narcotic pain medicine
- A faster recovery
- Smaller incisions for minimal scarring
Talk with your doctor about all treatment options, as well as the risks and benefits of each. If surgery is the option you choose, talk with your doctor about whether da Vinci Surgery is right for you.
The da Vinci uses the latest in surgical and robotic technologies and is beneficial for performing complex and delicate surgery. With the da Vinci System, surgeons operate through a few small incisions instead of a large open incision—similar to traditional laparoscopy.
The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and special wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. The surgeon is 100% in control of the system, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body. As a result, da Vinci enables our surgeons to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.
Physicians have used the da Vinci System successfully worldwide in approximately 1.5 million surgical procedures to date.
da Vinci Hysterectomy Patient Testimonial: Roni