Robotic laparoscopic hysterectomy is a minimally invasive alternative surgery to full abdominal hysterectomy. The surgery is considered robotic because Dr. Greenidge uses a computer to control the surgical tools allowing for increased precision. The procedure is completed through three or four small incisions that are placed around the abdomen giving the robotic tools access to the uterus. The tools are used to dissect the uterus into small pieces which are then extracted through the small incision.
Robotic Laparoscopic Hysterectomy offers better control and easier access for the surgeon. For the patient, hospital stays are typically shorter. There is usually a reduction in the amount of pain that a woman experiences following the procedure. Other benefits include smaller incision sites and easier recovery. Another benefit that makes robotic laparoscopic hysterectomy appealing is there is typically less scarring from this procedure. Be sure to talk with Dr. Greenidge about any concerns you may have about Robotic laparoscopic hysterectomy.
There are many reasons a woman will have a robotic laparoscopic hysterectomy. Dr. Greendige will discuss each patient’s condition and the potential treatments in detail to ensure that the best and most effective solution is chosen. Some of the common reasons include:
Under most cases, the hospital stay for a robotic laparoscopic hysterectomy procedure is about three days. Patients are usually fully recovered and back to their full range of normal activities within 6 weeks. Recovery, however, is something that takes some women longer than others. The goals of recovery are freedom from pain, no bleeding, and the ability to move freely.
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