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Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery with da Vinci® Surgical System at St. Anthony Hospital

When medication and non-invasive procedures are unable to relieve symptoms, surgery remains the accepted and most effective treatment for a range of gynecologic conditions. These include, but are not limited to, cervical and uterine cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse and menorrhagia or excessive bleeding.

da Vinci® gynecologic surgeries include:

  • Hysterectomy
  • Myomectomy - removal of fibroids
  • Ovarian Cystectomy - removal of ovarian cysts
  • Vaginal or Uterine Prolapse Repair

For women facing gynecologic surgery, the period of pain, discomfort and extended time away from normal daily activities that usually follows traditional surgery can understandably cause significant anxiety.

Fortunately, minimally-invasive gynecologic procedures enable surgeons to access the target anatomy using a vaginal approach, which may not require an external incision. For complex hysterectomies and other gynecologic procedures, minimally invasive robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System may be the most effective, least invasive treatment option. Through tiny, 1-2 cm incisions, surgeons using the da Vinci System can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.* Also referred to as the da Vinci® robot

*While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci® 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

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