Less pain and scarring. Faster recovery.
Creighton University Medical Center is the only area hospital to perform this surgery with new da Vinci Si Surgical System.
Depending on the situation, this approach typically results in:
- Significantly less pain
- Less scarring
- Shorter hospital stay
- Minimal blood loss
- Less risk of infection
- Faster recovery
Traditionally, abdominal hysterectomies require a wide incision below the navel. This procedure can be painful, involving heavy pain medications, risk of infection and significant blood loss. After surgery, a long recovery (often 6 weeks) is necessary. In addition, many patients are not happy with the scar left by the incision.
In contrast, the Da Vinci Si procedure allows your doctor to perform the operation through a few tiny openings. As a result, you may be able to get back to life faster without the usual recovery time following major surgery.
To date, there have been hundreds of thousands of successful procedures using da Vinci systems. It allows your doctor’s skills to be refined and honed for the smallest movements possible. You doctor is now able to operate with:
- a range of motion greater than the human hand
- a 10x magnification of the surgical area
- a 3-D, 1080 HD interface of the operating field
It’s an amazing way for our doctors to enhance their abilities more than they ever thought possible. And CUMC is the only area hospital to offer this advanced surgical technique.
While hysterectomy is a relatively safe procedure, as with any surgery, it may not be appropriate or necessary for all individuals or conditions. Ask your doctor to explain all treatment options and their risks and benefits.