Robotic Hysterectomy Surgeons
A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. The robotic hysterectomy surgeons at the Women’s Specialists of Plano offer minimally invasive hysterectomy options for patients in Plano. da Vinci robotic hysterectomy is performed using the da Vinci Surgical System, which enables surgeons to perform with unmatched precision and control – using only a few small incisions.
Robotic Hysterectomy Overview
A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. It is the most commonly performed gynecological surgical procedure in the Plano, Frisco and Dallas, Texas area office of Women’s Specialists of Plano. There are two main types of hysterectomies: total (“complete”) or partial (“supracervical”, or above the cervix). A total or complete hysterectomy involves removing the body, fundus, and cervix of the uterus. A partial hysterectomy involves the removal of the uterine body but leaving the cervical stump. Women now have a revolutionary procedure to consider when a hysterectomy is recommended as treatment for gynecological cancer, fibroids, endometriosis or another uterine condition. You may be a candidate for the da Vinci robotic hysterectomy, one of the most effective, least invasive treatment options for a range of uterine conditions.
Robotic Hysterectomy Explained
What is a da Vinci Robotic Hysterectomy Procedure?
A da Vinci robotic hysterectomy is performed using the da Vinci Surgical System, which enables surgeons to perform with unmatched precision and control – using only a few small incisions. Robotic hysterectomy is a minimally invasive advanced laparoscopic surgery that employs state-of-the-art robot technology and magnified 3D vision. The da Vinci robotic micro-instruments translate the precise movements of the surgeons’ hands while filtering out even the slightest tremors. High-definition scaled 3D imaging allows for optimum viewing and manipulation of sensitive nerves and tissues.
The da Vinci robotic hysterectomy is a minimally invasive new approach that uses leading edge robotic technology. The state-of-the-art da Vinci Surgical System takes gynecological surgery to new heights by allowing incredibly precise movements, dexterity and control through minimal surgical openings and powerful 3D vision/magnification. Of the various surgical procedures available, da Vinci robotic hysterectomy benefits far exceed those of traditional surgeries.
Of the over 600,000 hysterectomies performed in the U.S. every year, patients who choose a da Vinci robotic hysterectomy over traditional surgeries:
• are released from hospital sooner
• experience less pain, blood loss and scarring
• return to their regular routine quicker
• have fewer infections and other post-surgery complications
Instructions for Before and After Robotic Hysterectomy Surgery
While a robotic hysterectomy performed using the da Vinci Surgical System is considered safe and effective, this procedure may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a uterine condition that requires surgery, you owe it to yourself to learn more about da Vinci robotic hysterectomy benefits. This state-of-the-art procedure positions Women’s Specialists of Plano as a leader in advanced gynecological treatment methods within the North Texas medical community. Women’s Specialists of Plano is committed to delivering high-quality patient care and state-of-the-art medical procedures, such as da Vinci robotic hysterectomies.
Vaginal Cuff Closure after Robotic Hysterectomy
An important procedure, after a robotic hysterectomy is the vaginal cuff closure. In the following video, Dr. Coronado describes the safest way for completing a vaginal cuff closure. The video demonstrates the steps to take which include:
- Use a longer suture
- Use a GS-21 needle
- Create a V-shape entry and exit on initial suture to keep the ureter out of the way and to protect it.
- The surgeon should use plenty of tissue anteriorly and posteriorly and should also incorporate the mucosae into the stitch.
- Dr. Coronado uses the V-technique to finish the vaginal cuff closure.
- She then explains why surgeons should cross midline twice, to give integrity to the cuff closure and to prevent future complications.
Please contact the Plano, Frisco and Dallas, Texas area office of Women’s Specialists of Plano or visit our online appointment center for more information on the da Vinci robotic hysterectomy as a surgical removal of the uterus treatment option.