Although it is a common surgery among women (second only to C-sections) a hysterectomy is not a procedure to be taken lightly. For some women, hearing that they need a hysterectomy may cause stress and anxiety. Thoughts of being cut open, long recovery periods, unsightly scars and more are often erroneous assumptions. Dr. Michael Coyle specializes in minimally invasive hysterectomies using da Vinci robotic surgery. The da Vinci system uses state of the art technology making some assumed post-surgical fears obsolete. While all surgeries carry risks, the innovative and minimally invasive options used at Coyle Institute can reduce them and have you back to the lifestyle you enjoy sooner.
What is Involved in a da Vinci Robotic Hysterectomy?
Open hysterectomy involves making approximately a 6-inch incision (either vertical or horizontal) across the stomach. The uterus is then removed. This type of hysterectomy leaves a sizable scar and typically requires a multi-day hospital stay. At Coyle Institute, we prefer to utilize minimally invasive technology. With a da Vinci robotic hysterectomy, your surgeon may create a tiny, singular incision near the navel or a few small incisions to remove your uterus. He performs the surgery using small instruments at a console with the assistance of a high-definition 3-D camera. The camera provides a clear picture inside your body which is displayed on a viewing screen. The da Vincisystem mimics your surgeon’s hand movements and moves the surgical instruments with accuracy and precision.
Is da Vinci Robotic Assisted Surgery Safe?
You may wonder if da Vinci assisted robotic surgery is a safe option for a hysterectomy. The answer is yes, it is extremely safe. The da Vinci technology has several advantages that make it a safe and preferred method including …
- Minimal Scarring/Scar Tissue
- May be Done as an Outpatient Procedure/No Hospital Stay
- Less Blood Loss
- Reduced Risk of Complications
- Makes Accessing Organs Less Difficult
- Shorter Recovery Time
- Less Post-surgical Pain/Diminished Need for Narcotic Use
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Is da Vinci Right for My Hysterectomy?
Why are you having the hysterectomy? For some types of cancer, an open hysterectomy may be required. However, if you are having a benign hysterectomy (for fibroids, abnormal bleeding, endometriosis, chronic pelvic pain, uterine prolapse and other urogynecological conditions), da Vinci robotic surgery is a great option and will have you back to your active lifestyle quicker. As with any surgery, consult with your physician to make an informed decision.
Trust the Expert
The da Vinci Robotic Surgical System is the pinnacle of innovative technology, yet is still only as safe and effective as the skilled hands behind it. Consequently, you want to verify the expertise of those hands before entrusting your life to them. Dr. Michael Coyle is not only a specialist in urogynecology, but he is also the nation’s first Board Certified Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeon through The American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOOG) and The American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AOBOG). He is also a board examiner. With over a decade of experience using the da Vinci Surgical System, Dr. Coyle is a leading expert and is a sought-after lecturer. As a pioneer in this method, he also trains other physicians across the country.
All surgeries involve risks, however minimally invasive surgery can reduce many of the typical complications. The highly qualified team at Coyle Institute will meet with you and help explain the da Vinci Robotic-Assisted Surgery method and determine whether it is the right choice for you. With rapid recovery periods, minimal scarring and blood loss, no hospital stay and less pain, this is not the hysterectomy of your mother’s generation or even 10 years ago. Dr. Michael Coyle has been at the forefront of safe, minimally invasive urogynecology surgeries. Contact us today to discuss your options.
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