Banner Desert offers women minimally invasive alternatives to many gynecologic surgeries, such as hysterectomies, endometriosis, pelvic reconstruction and others. Performed on an outpatient basis, this approach allows you to return home within 24 hours. Recovery time is shortened, and is generally complete in about two weeks. You should check with your physician to learn if minimally invasive surgery is the best choice for you.
What are the benefits of robotic surgery?
With robotic surgery, patients who once faced several weeks of recovery following surgery, are now back on their feet within days.
Because robotic surgery is less invasive than traditional open surgery, patients may experience:
- Reduced trauma to the body
- Reduced blood loss and need for transfusions
- Less post-operative pain and discomfort
- Lower risk of infection
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster recovery and return to normal daily activities
- Smaller incisions and less scarring
What surgeries are available through robotic surgery?
Currently, Banner Desert Medical Center offers the following robotic surgeries:
Gynecological Surgery Procedures
Uterine Fibroid removal (Myomectomy)
Vaginal prolapse surgery (Sacrocolpopexy)
Urologic Surgery Procedures
Partial or full bladder removal (Cystectomy)
Is robotic surgery right for you?
As with any surgery, benefits cannot be guaranteed, as surgery is both patient- and procedure-specific. While robotic surgeries are considered safe and effective, the procedures may not be appropriate for every individual. Ask your physician about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.