Robotic hysterectomy is a minimally invasive surgery to remove your uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes using a robot assisted laparoscopic procedure. This technique allows your surgeon to have precise access to smaller spaces and better views of the operation than in a regular laparoscopic hysterectomy.
Why Dr. Schmidt
Being a leading expert, Dr. Kristin Schmidt has performed over 1,000 successful robotic hysterectomies with the daVinci® system. You can discuss your conditions and symptoms to determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure. Once you meet with Dr. Schmidt, your complete history and testing may show a need for a conventional open abdominal hysterectomy or vaginal hysterectomy.
Vaginal and Open Abdominal Hysterectomy
The open procedure is a conventional surgical technique of opening the abdominal cavity to remove your uterus and is much more invasive than robotic or laparoscopic alternatives. Downtime is greatest with this option.
Vaginal hysterectomies are less invasive than the open procedure but also require an incision in the vagina and may result in more downtime than laparoscopic or robotic surgery.
Reasons for Hysterectomies
Dr. Schmidt will examine you at your visit and discuss your history and symptoms. If you are experiencing any of these following conditions you may be a candidate for a robotic hysterectomy. Abdominal scarring or abnormal pelvic organ structure can indicate the need for the da Vinci® procedure over the open option.
- Uterine Fibroids
- Pelvic pain
- Uterine prolapse
- Unusual or abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Diagnosis of cancer of the uterus, cervix or ovaries
- Certain precancerous conditions
Benefits of Non-Cancerous Robotic Assisted Hysterectomies
- Less invasive
- One night hospital stay
- Shorter and less painful recovery
- Fewer scars
- Potentially less complications than open or laparoscopic hysterectomy
How the da Vinci® Hysterectomy Works
Using the da Vinci® robotic system, Dr. Schmidt will perform your surgery through several tiny incisions or one small incision in you belly button. She will position the robot near you and view the surgery through a high definition, 3D camera. This allows Dr. Schmidt to operate the tiny instruments to remove your uterus and other necessary organs.
The entire procedure is performed and calculated with the ultimate of accuracy and precision, allowing for exceptional outcomes and safety.
If you are considering a hysterectomy and would like a to discuss your options with Dr. Schmidt, call our offices today at (713) 464-2100.
We also welcome and perform consultations to women seeking a second opinion.