GYN/Oncology Surgery with da Vinci
Covenant HealthCare has more da Vinci robotic cancer experience than any other hospital in the region. Covenant performs hundreds of robot-assisted surgical treatments each year for women diagnosed with gynecologic cancers.
Facts about hysterectomy
If your doctor has recommended a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) for your type of cancer, you’re not alone.
* Hysterectomy is the 2nd most common operation for U.S. women.
* 1 in 3 women nationwide will have a hysterectomy before age 60.
* More than 600,000 hysterectomies are performed each year in the United States.
If a hysterectomy is necessary, the da Vinci® enables your doctor to perform a minimally invasive surgery even for complex conditions. Only a few small incisions are needed.
But surgery with the da Vinci® doesn’t place a robot at the controls.
Your experienced and knowledgeable Covenant surgeon controls every aspect of the surgery with the assistance of the da Vinci® system; the da Vinci® merely replicates the surgeon’s movements. Seated just a few feet away, the surgeon looks into a 3D, high-definition screen and sees an actual image of the surgical field and then maneuvers miniature surgical instruments inserted into the patient through tiny incisions.
Its wristed surgical instruments are designed to help doctors take surgery beyond the limits of the human hand. By helping doctors to overcome the challenges of traditional “open” or laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci® is changing the experience of surgery for women around the world.
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As with any surgery, these benefits cannot be guaranteed since surgery is specific to each patient, condition and procedure. It is important to talk to your doctor about all treatment options, including the risks and benefits.