Doctors may recommend a hysterectomy surgery for certain medical conditions concerning women’s health. Learn all about the robotic hysterectomy and its benefits, compared to traditional surgery.
All You Need to Know about the Robotic Hysterectomy Procedure
Hysterectomies are recommended by a doctor to treat numerous non-cancerous conditions, like uterine fibroids, severe endometriosis, heavy uterine bleeding, pelvic pain and uterine prolapse. It can also be used to rid the body of certain gynecologic cancers, especially cervical cancer.
Different types of hysterectomy remove the parts of the uterus where the problem exists. The uterus alone can be removed, but in some cases, surgeons remove all parts: the uterus, cervix, parts of the vagina, fallopian tubes and ovaries, depending on the condition diagnosed.
Robotic hysterectomy offers advantages traditional surgery does not have. With robotic assistance, surgeons can control up to four arms at once and have a lot more control during the procedure. The surgeon controls the robotic arms through a remote computer, and they use a three-dimensional camera to see their working area better. Three to four small incisions are made near the belly button, and then the work to remove the reproductive organs begins.
Recovery after the Procedure
Traditional open surgery uses large incisions to expose the abdominal area, which makes recovery take up to six weeks. Robotic surgery, however, requires smaller incisions, and in turn, offers a shorter recovery time. There may be a one-night hospital stay after the procedure. But, there are fewer complications and less pain associated with robotic assistance. There is also less blood loss, less risk of infection and less scarring. Advances in medicine that allow specialists to use these robotic tools create a better option for patients.
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