There is a growing demand for less invasive options when it comes to gynecologic conditions, especially those affecting the uterus.
If your doctor recommends surgery for your condition, you may be a candidate for robotic surgery. Banner Baywood Medical Center offers robotic surgery for hysterectomies and myomectomies.
Hysterectomy, the removal of the uterus, is the second-most common surgical procedure in the U.S. Doctors perform about 600,000 hysterectomies every year.
Hysterectomy may be life saving in serious conditions such as cancer or uncontrollable bleeding. In most cases, however, hysterectomy is an elective procedure performed to relieve chronic pain, bleeding or other disabling conditions.
These may be caused by:
- fibroids (noncancerous tumors)
- endometriosis (noncancerous growth of the uterine lining)
- prolapse (falling or slipping of the uterus)
Our robotic system, the da Vinci surgical system, helps your surgeon perform a more precise, minimally invasive procedure. As a result, patients have less scarring, less blood loss and a faster recovery.
A common alternative to hysterectomy is myomectomy – or surgical removal of uterine fibroids. This procedure preserves the uterus, and may be recommended for women who could become pregnant. About 65,000 myomectomies are performed annually in the U.S.
Myomectomy is often performed through a large abdominal incision. With our robotic surgery system, the incisions are small, and the procedures are designed to preserve the uterus. Patients also experience a shorter hospital stay, less pain and faster return to normal activities.
For more information, call 1-888-RobotAZ.