A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove your uterus. This type of surgery is usually a last-resort option for conditions you can’t treat with conservative therapies, such as:
Your Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., provider may also recommend a total hysterectomy to remove your other reproductive organs, such as your cervix, ovaries, and fallopian tubes, based on your condition.
Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., providers offer a variety of surgical approaches for a hysterectomy:
Using a vaginal approach, your surgeon inserts surgical tools directly through your vaginal canal to remove part or all of your uterus and other reproductive organs.
Laparoscopic surgery requires only small incisions to access the treatment area. Smaller incisions mean a faster healing time and fewer post-surgical complications.
Traditional open surgery involves longer incisions to perform the hysterectomy. Open surgical techniques might be more painful and require a longer recovery process than minimally invasive techniques.
The Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., providers also rely on the advanced da Vinci robot-assisted surgery system to perform partial and total hysterectomies.
The da Vinci robotic surgery system features a computer console your surgeon uses to control robotic arms. These arms hold specialized surgical tools that fit through small incisions near the treatment area. The tools also have an attached camera that sends real-time, magnified images of the surgical site to a monitor your physician watches throughout the procedure.
The robotic arms allow your surgeon the ability to operate with more control and a higher level of precision. They can remove part or all of your uterus and other reproductive organs with minimal blood loss and a faster recovery time.
Laparoscopic and robotic surgery techniques also reduce your risk for post-surgical pain and complications and minimize scarring.
To find out if you’re a candidate for a hysterectomy using the da Vinci system or another technique, call the Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., office nearest you or book an appointment online today.