Da Vinci Hysterectomy: What it is and How it’s Different Than Laparoscopic Surgery

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The da Vinci hysterectomy method is different than laparoscopic surgery. The main difference between the two is instrument’s ability to move within the body. Traditional laparoscopic instruments move with four degrees of freedom, up and down, and side to side. With a daVinci hysterectomy, two more degrees of freedom are added allowing the wrists of the instruments to pivot. This allows the surgeon to reach challenging areas around the pelvis.

Similar to laparoscopic surgery, a few small incisions are made versus a large cut with a daVinci robotic hysterectomy. These incisions are made either at a single site in the belly button or three small incisions are made around the top part of the abdomen.

Some of the benefits of a da Vinci robotic hysterectomy to traditional surgery include more precise removal of cancerous tissue, fewer complications, less blood loss, quicker recovery time, and minimal scarring.  A da Vinci hysterectomy recovery time may also be quicker than laparoscopic surgery recovery time. There may be fewer complications and less need for pain medications.

Complications may occur with all surgeries including a da Vinci hysterectomy. It is important for potential patients to be aware of the risks involved before surgery. For instance, a surgical time typically takes longer with the da Vinci method versus traditional methods.

To find out more about the da Vinci robotic hysterectomy and da Vinci hysterectomy recovery time, please contact the Nevada Surgery and Cancer Care office today. Our oncologists treat each individual patient’s needs with specialized care and compassion while educating patients throughout treatment to ensure understanding and peace-of-mind. Visit our website for more information at nvscc.com or call us at 702-739-6467

Surgical Time – da Vinci hysterectomy surgical time typically takes 40 to 50 minutes longer than laparoscopic surgery or traditional hysterectomies, which means the patient may be under anesthesia for longer periods of time.


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