Changing the Experience of Surgery at Orange Regional
When medication and non-invasive procedures are unable to relieve your symptoms, surgery remains the accepted and most effective treatment for a range of gynecologic conditions. Traditional open gynecologic surgery, using a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy, has, for many years, been the standard approach to many gynecologic procedures. Significant pain, a long recovery process and threat to surrounding organs and nerves can accompany open surgery. For women facing gynecologic surgery, the period of pain, discomfort and extended time away from normal daily activities that usually follows traditional surgery can understandably cause significant anxiety.
If your doctor recommends an Oophorectomy, the surgical removal of an ovary or ovaries, you may be a candidate for a Robotic Oophorectomy, one of the most effective, least invasive treatment options. Robotic Oophorectomy is performed using the da Vinci Si HD Surgical System, and enables surgeons to perform with precision and control - using only a few small incisions.
Robotic Oophorectomy offers numerous potential benefits over traditional approaches to vaginal, laparoscopic or open abdominal Oophorectomy, particularly when performing more challenging procedures for gynecologic cancer. Potential benefits include:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Fewer complications
- Less scarring
- A shorter hospital stay
- A faster return to normal daily activities
Robotic Oophorectomy also allows your surgeon better visualization of anatomy, which is especially critical when working around delicate and confined structures like the bladder. This means that surgeons have a distinct advantage when performing an Oophorectomy involving adhesions from prior pelvic surgery or non-localized cancer, or an abdominal hysterectomy.
Additionally, Orange Regional Medical Center performs the gynecological robotic surgery for the following conditions:
- Excessive menstrual bleeding
- Uterine fibroids
- Uterine prolapse
To find a physician that performs da Vinci surgery, please click here and select Robotic Surgery - Gynecology in the "Areas of Interest" pull down box.
While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci System when used in minimally- invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.
Content provided by Intuitive Surgical. For more information on this topic, please visit www.davincisurgery.com
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