da Vinci® Hysterectomy
Hysterectomy with the da Vinci® Surgical System at Methodist Health System
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC):
- More than 600,000 hysterectomies – the surgical removal of the uterus – are performed in the U.S. each year
- Hysterectomies are the second most common surgical procedure for women of child-bearing age
- Hysterectomies are used to treat a wide variety of uterine conditions, including fibroid tumors, endometriosis, and uterine prolapse
Hysterectomy with the da Vinci Surgical System
If your doctor recommends hysterectomy, you may be a candidate for a da Vinci® hysterectomy.
da Vinci hysterectomy — a minimally invasive approach utilizing the latest in surgical and robotics technologies — enables surgeons unmatched precision and control and provides a superior surgical tool for the dissection and removal of lymph nodes during cancer operations, as compared to traditional open or other minimally invasive approaches. da Vinci hysterectomy allows a 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.
Potential benefits of da Vinci hysterectomy
For most patients, da Vinci hysterectomy can offer numerous potential benefits over traditional approaches to vaginal, laparoscopic, or open abdominal hysterectomy, particularly when performing 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
Learn more about da Vinci hysterectomy at Methodist Health System
If you are a candidate for hysterectomy, call 214-947-0000 to learn more about da Vinci hysterectomy performed at Methodist Dallas Medical Center by independently practicing physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff.
If you are a candidate for hysterectomy, call 972-4-DR-LINE to learn more about da Vinci hysterectomy performed at Methodist Richardson Medical Center by independently practicing physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff.
While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci Surgical 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.
Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff, including those trained in the da Vinci Surgical System, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System or any of its affiliated hospitals.