A hysterectomy may be recommended to treat many uterine conditions such as:
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- Fibroid tumors
- Pelvic prolapse
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 Vinci® 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.