Gynecological Surgery

Robotic surgery offers a minimally invasive approach to hysterectomy and other procedures such as fibroid removal, endometriosis surgery, endometrial/cervical cancer surgery, and vaginal/uterine prolapse.

For years, the standard approach to hysterectomy has been traditional open gynecological surgery--using a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy.

Using the da Vinci® robotic surgical system, surgeons at Palmetto General Hospital can perform hysterectomy through small incisions, using mechanically-enhanced micro instruments.Robotic surgery is designed to operate with greater control to minimize the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.

Some examples of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery include:

  • Hysterectomy for benign conditions
  • Hysterectomy for early stages of gynecologic cancer
  • Myomectomy to remove uterine fibroids
  • Sacrocolpopexy to correct vaginal/uterine prolapse

Potential patient benefits may include:

  • Less need for pain medication
  • Less blood loss and fewer transfusions
  • Fewer complications and lower conversion rate
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker recovery and fast return to normal daily activities
  • Small incisions for improved appearance  

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