Women facing reproductive health (gynecological) issues may go through many treatments before considering surgery. If nonsurgical treatments are not effective, and surgery is recommended, robotic surgery may be an appropriate option. Robotic surgery’s smaller scars and a faster, more comfortable recovery may be preferred for its quick healing time and return to the life you love.
Traditionally, many conditions affecting the uterus are treated with hysterectomy – the surgical removal of the uterus and possibly your ovaries and fallopian tubes
In most cases, a hysterectomy is an elective procedure performed to relieve chronic pain, bleeding, or other disabling conditions. These may be caused by fibroids (non-cancerous) tumors or prolapse (falling or slipping of the uterus). Doctors perform robotic-assisted surgeries through a few small incisions in your abdomen, resulting in less tissue trauma and smaller scars than with a traditional abdominal hysterectomy.
Robotic Removal of Uterine Fibroids
Women who suffer from uterine fibroid may experience excessive menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain and infertility. The most common treatment for these fibroids is a hysterectomy. An alternative to a hysterectomy is myomectomy - surgical removal of uterine fibroids. Myomectomy preserves the uterus, making it perhaps a better option for women who wish to become pregnant.
If you are a candidate for a robotic-assisted myomectomy, the robotic surgical system helps your surgeon preserve the uterus and remove the fibroids.
Other gynecologic surgeries we perform include oophorectomies, cystectomies, and fulguration endometriosis procedures.
Robotic-assisted gynecologic surgeries are performed at:
- Chandler Regional Medical Center
- Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
- St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
- St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center