Robotic Hysterectomy Specialist

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Obstetricians & Gynecologists located in Maitland, FL

When reproductive health conditions are proving very extreme, Dr. van Wert can help women through a robotic hysterectomy. For those throughout the Greater Metro Orlando area, Dr. van Wert offers robotic hysterectomy surgery to alleviate various conditions including fibroids, endometriosis, and cancer. Visit his offices at Premier Obstetrics & Gynecology in Maitland, Florida.

Robotic Hysterectomy Q & A

What is a Hysterectomy?

When the removal of a woman’s uterus is required, a surgical operation known as a hysterectomy is performed. Hysterectomies are performed for a large number of reasons which can include treatment for:

  • Thickening of the uterus known as adenomyosis
  • Irregular vaginal bleeding
  • Persistent pelvic pain
  • Cervical, uterine, or ovarian cancer
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids causing pain and bleeding
  • Uterine prolapse, when the uterus slips from its proper position down into the vaginal canal

A hysterectomy is customarily solely performed when additional treatment options have not been effective in addressing the condition. When addressing cancer, it is typically used to prevent cancer from extending to another area of the body.

What is a Robotic Hysterectomy? DaVincci

In a laparoscopic, robotic-assisted hysterectomy, a computer is used by the surgeon to manipulate the surgical instruments during the procedure. The computer station is in the operating room with the doctor. The movements expressed by the robotic device are very steady and precise. Unlike conventional laparoscopic surgery, this allows the surgeon to move through minute spaces with ease, and he will have an improved view of the patient’s uterus and the operation of the tools during this surgery. This procedure is regularly updated with innovative technology and information obtained from research which improves the overall technique. Reasons, why a robotic-assisted hysterectomy is recommended include:

  • Smaller incisions are used than in a traditional, open hysterectomy.
  • Patients experience less discomfort and a minimized hospital stay.
  • Patients recovery can be easier.
  • The risk of complications, such as bleeding or infection, is significantly lessened.

What Should I Expect After the Hysterectomy?

If the ovaries were removed, the woman would enter menopause. If not, it is still a possibility that the woman may enter menopause sooner than predicted. For six weeks after the surgery, it is important that patients avoid lifting heavy objects and sexual activity.

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