In recent years, the advances in technology used in the medical field have led to innovative treatment options such as minimally invasive, robotic assisted surgical procedures such as laparoscopic hysterectomy. Also known as a minimally invasive hysterectomy, a laparoscopic hysterectomy employs the use of a microscopic video camera and several very thin surgical instruments to explore and access a patient’s internal systems without the requirement of larger incisions to open the surgical site and access the organs.
Advanced procedures such as laparoscopic hysterectomy provide women with severe urogynecology disorders a faster, more efficient, and far safer resolution to their condition, resulting in the increasing performance of more device-driven surgical procedures that have become more precise than ever. Utilizing cameras, robotics, and hand-access devices in order to execute complex surgeries such as hysterectomies, further advancements have led to the development of the da Vinci surgical system. This robotic surgical system makes the minimally invasive nature of laparoscopic surgeries even more streamline and even less invasive by providing access to a patient’s internal organs through the use of mechanically-driven arms that enter the surgical site by way of tiny holes. The use of specially designed high-resolution video cameras offer a clearer vision of the operating field, with magnified views that allow greater depth perception and ensure a higher degree of precision.
During the procedure, the surgeon is seated at a computer console without any direct physical contact with the patient and uses controls in his hands to navigate the operating field, maneuvering the camera’s views and making incisions based on the live video being displayed on the screen of a computer monitor.
Big Benefits of Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
For women who fear traditional open surgery for vaginal hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery provides many benefits, including:
- Greater access to delicate organs
- Greater degree of accuracy
- Less blood loss
- Less postoperative pain
- Less trauma to the surgical site
- Out-patient treatment with no requirement for hospital admittance
- Reduced period of recovery
- Reduced risk for complication
- Reduced scarring
Due to its efficiency and accuracy, Urogynecology experts turn increasingly to this innovative surgical procedure to treat their patients; and at Coyle Institute, we have led the way in offering this groundbreaking technique to the women in our care. Our years of expertise and early adoption of da Vinci surgery have made us a leader in our field, and that degree of proficiency has been a standard that we offer across every area of our practice.
Don’t let fear intrude on your hopes of a healthier life! Consult with the team of women’s health experts at Coyle Institute to learn more about the benefits of laparoscopic hysterectomy today!