The uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries are the three main organs of the female reproductive system. These important organs can affect fertility, hormones and other body systems and require special care.
Benign gynecological issues, including problems with your period or hormones, can be addressed with medication and other treatments. But when these options are not effective, surgery might be required. Grandview Medical Center offers a wide range of gynecological surgeries designed to help women get back to their everyday lives faster.
For a hysterectomy, or the removal of the uterus, robot-assisted surgery may be the most effective type of minimally invasive surgery. Rather than operating on patients through large incisions, surgeons use miniaturized surgical instruments that fit through a series of small incisions to reduce scarring and recovery time. Through tiny, 8mm and 12mm incisions, surgeons can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a faster recovery.
Fibroids & Treatment Options
Uterine fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) tumors occurring in at least one quarter of all women. They can grow underneath the uterine lining, inside the uterine wall, or outside the uterus. Treatments for uterine fibroids include embolization to shrink the tumor and surgery. Surgical treatment for uterine tumors most often involves the surgeon performing a hysterectomy to remove the entire uterus.
Myomectomy is a uterus-sparing procedure in which fibroids are removed and the uterus remains. Robotic-assisted laparoscopic myomectomy allows surgeons to remove uterine fibroids through small incisions, preserving the uterus and allowing for the option of future pregnancy, while decreasing the size of abdominal incision and scarring.
Robotic surgery may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.