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No woman looks forward to a hysterectomy, much less any kind of abdominal surgery. Stories are often passed down from mothers and grandmothers about nerve-wracking, invasive procedures, painful incisions and long recovery times. Well, North Hills doesn’t expect women to experience hysterectomy surgeries like this any longer. Using a state-of-the-art robotic surgical system, women can undergo a hysterectomy procedure that entails less pain, a shorter hospital stay, smaller incisions and a faster recovery period. Want to learn more? We thought so.

What Is the Da Vinci System?

The da Vinci System is a new surgical platform that offers surgeons a far more comprehensive perspective of the surgical site, using high-definition, 3-D images. Also, surgery is robotically performed under a doctor’s control with precise, miniaturized surgical instruments that can access the uterus via small incisions. The surgery is successfully completed without as much risk or discomfort for the patient.

What Are the Benefits?

Patients undergoing a hysterectomy with the da Vinci surgical system experience:

  • Less pain
  • Fewer complications
  • Less blood loss
  • A shorter hospital stay
  • A lower risk of wound infection
  • A faster recovery

Dr. Patrick Allen, a Gynecologist and Obstetrician at North Hills Hospital, has extensive experience with the da Vinci Surgical platform. Compared to previous surgical methods for a hysterectomy, he agrees that the da Vinci System has completely changed the precision and recovery time for this procedure. He explains:

“No matter how challenging a patient’s surgical past has been, the da Vinci System allows for a significantly less invasive, however, far more efficient surgical method. The robotic tools we use give us a much better range of motion to perform the procedure. Also, in my experience, every patient has only required a short 23-hour observation period before being released the following day.”

Would you like to discuss this new procedure with a doctor at North Hills Hospital? Call (817) 255-1000 or visit our website for a physician referral.

Sources:

Da Vinci Surgical System (davincihysterectomy.com)’

The Da Vinci Surgery (Hysterectomy911.com)

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