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Hysterectomy

A hysterectomy may be recommended to treat many uterine conditions such as:

  • Endometriosis
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Fibroid tumors
  • Pelvic prolapse
  • Cancer

In the U.S., doctors perform approximately 600,000 hysterectomies a year, making it the second most common surgery for women.

Until recently, surgery for most gynecological conditions was performed using a large abdominal incision. Fortunately, minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgery treat gynecological conditions without the limitations of traditional open surgery. Inova's state-of-the-art da VinciĀ® robotic surgical system is a tool that allows your doctor to perform surgery through a few tiny incisions and supplies enhanced vision, control, dexterity and precision. 

Benefits of robotic-assisted surgery over open surgery include:

  • Less pain
  • Fewer complications
  • Less blood loss
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Low risk of wound infection
  • Quicker recovery and return to normal activities

Talk with your surgeon about whether robotic-assisted surgery is an option for you. Or call 1-855-My-Inova (1-855-694-6682) for a referral to one of our da Vinci robotic surgical specialists.