When faced with the taking the traditional option of open incision surgery versus going the more technologically-advanced route of minimally invasive surgery, a majority of people would naturally choose the less painful path, especially in the case of female surgery.
It’s an undeniable fact of life that most women will, at some point, find themselves sitting in a doctor’s office, listening to a diagnosis that seems overwhelming and wondering why the complications of being a woman have to be so complicated. Simply put, the answer to that question would be this: the female body is a complex network of organs and systems that all require vigilant care once a certain age is reached and can, unfortunately, necessitate medical attention.
It’s reassuring to know, then, that technology marches on and has been of great benefit to modern medicine, which means that going deep under the knife isn’t always necessary, even when it comes time to consider something like a hysterectomy. In fact, in recent years, minimally invasive robotic surgery methods like da Vinci surgery have been utilized more readily by surgeons around the world who wish to see better, more effective results both in and out of the operating room. It stands to reason, then, that complex procedures used in women’s medicine would ultimately feel the effects of that trend, as well; and so having to face many of the surgeries that seem to lie on the list as an inalienable part of being a woman no longer have to be quite so daunting.
Traditionally speaking, a hysterectomy requires many hours in the operating room, followed by weeks of painful recovery that seem to stretch on endlessly and limit much of a woman’s daily life; the da Vinci hysterectomy, however, is a much faster, more precise procedure, requiring only one incision to perform and allowing for a much shorter recovery time.
True, it takes a more progressive urogynecologist or a physician who specializes as a laparoscopic surgeon to envision the advantages of adopting robotic surgeries such as the da Vinci procedure as an option; but those who embrace the concept of getting a little more hands-off with robotic laparoscopic surgery will bring their forward-thinking to their patient and feel confident that, in the end, they’ve achieved the maximum benefits of being minimal.
As you consider your own needs for female surgery of any kind, consider the ways that da Vinci robot surgery and other minimally invasive surgery options might maximize your life! Give the team at Coyle Institute a call today!