da Vinci Hysterectomy
If your doctor recommends hysterectomy, you may be a candidate for da Vinci
Hysterectomy, one of the most effective, least invasive treatment options for a
range of uterine conditions. da Vinci 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.
For most patients,da Vinci Hysterectomy can offer numerous potential benefits
over traditional approaches to vaginal, laparoscopic or open abdominal hysterectomy,
particularly when performing more challenging procedures like radical hysterectomy
for gynecologic cancer. Potential benefits include:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Fewer complications
- Less scarring
- A shorter hospital stay
- A faster return to normal daily activities
Moreover, da Vinci provides the surgeon with a superior surgical tool for
dissection and removal of lymph nodes during cancer operations, as compared to traditional
open or minimally invasive approaches.1
da Vinci Hysterectomy also allows your surgeon better visualization of
anatomy, which is especially critical when working around delicate and confined
structures like the bladder. This means that surgeons have a distinct advantage
when performing a complex, radical hysterectomy involving adhesions from prior pelvic
surgery or non-localized cancer, or an abdominal hysterectomy. 2
As with any surgery, these benefits cannot be guaranteed, as surgery is both patient-
and procedure-specific. While radical hysterectomy or abdominal hysterectomy performed
using the da Vinci Surgical System are considered safe and effective, these
procedures may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about
all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.
If you are a candidate for hysterectomy, talk to a gynecologist or gynecologic oncologist
(a cancer specialist) who performs da Vinci Hysterectomy.
- Boggess JF. da Vinci® Hysterectomy for Endometrial Cancer with Staging.
Presented at ISI WWSSM 1/06. 871391_rev B_dVH Endometrial Cancer Presentation.
- UNC Department of Obstetric & Gynecology Health & Healing in the Triangle
Vol 8 No 3 pp 22-23.
While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci® System when used
in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with the da
Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your
doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits. As with
any surgery, these benefits cannot be guaranteed, as surgery is patient- and procedure-specific.
For additional information on minimally invasive surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical
System visit www.davincisurgery.com.