Minimally Invasive GYN Surgery
Women are faced with a variety of gynecologic conditions that may require surgery throughout their lifespan. Facing surgery can cause many woman to worry. How long will I be out of work? Will I be in a lot of pain during recovery? Will I be able to care for my family?
Many of these conditions can be treated through a minimally invasive approach in most patients including:
- Hysterectomy (removal of the uterus)
- Oophorectomy (removal of the ovaries)
- Myomectomy (removal of the fibroids)
- Treatment of endometriosis and pelvic pain
The advantages of minimally invasive procedures include:
- Faster recovery times
- Minimal scarring
- Reduced blood loss and infection rates
- Less pain
If your doctor recommends surgery, you may be a candidate for robotic-assisted surgery using the da Vinci® S HD Surgical System at the Center for Robotic Surgery at St. Anthony's Hospital. Robotic-assisted surgery is one of the most effective, least invasive treatment options for a range of gynecological conditions and enables surgeons to perform with unmatched precision and control — using only a few small incisions.
St. Anthony's has a dedicated women's unit designed especially for women who require hospitalization following gynecological, laparoscopic and breast cancer procedures.