Reasons for a hysterectomy
A hysterectomy is the partial or complete removal of the uterus, the organ that is in a woman’s pelvis between her bladder and rectum. The uterus is where an unborn baby grows and matures once an egg has been fertilized. After a hysterectomy, a woman will no longer be able to become pregnant.
Hysterectomies may be used to treat the following conditions:
- Gynecologic cancer
- Uterine prolapse
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding
Advancements in medical technology have allowed surgeries to become increasingly more efficient. The da Vinci robotic system dramatically improves the healing and minimizes scarring that was previously associated with a traditional hysterectomy.
The robotic-assisted hysterectomy is performed with a laparoscope, which is a tiny light and camera instrument that is inserted into a small incision in the skin. The instrument is operated externally through a computer which gives the doctor precision and accuracy during the procedure.
After the surgery, the patient will have just a few tiny incisions that typically do not require sutures. Because this surgery is highly technical, it requires the skills of an experienced and trained surgical team like those of Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine.
The benefits of robotic-assisted hysterectomies include:
- Fewer complications
- Less blood loss
- Less post-op pain
- Shorter hospital stay
- Lower risk of infection
- Faster healing period
Finding out that you need a hysterectomy can be difficult, but with robotic-assisted hysterectomy from Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine, you can be free of pain and on your way to an improved quality of life and better health in no time. To learn more about robotic-assisted hysterectomies in Katy, TX, call 855-346-8610