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robotic hysterectomy smA hysterectomy is the most common surgery in gynecology and is second only to the C-section in all of women’s health care with about 600,000 hysterectomies performed each year in the United States.

A hysterectomy removes the uterus, and sometimes the cervix and occasionally other reproductive organs. A hysterectomy may be necessary to treat cancer of the uterus, cervix, vagina, fallopian tubes, or ovaries; a prolapse of the uterus; fibroids; Endometriosis, unmanageable bleeding or chronic pelvic pain.

The type of surgery can range from a Partial Hysterectomy that removes the body of the uterus, to a Total or Simple Hysterectomy that removes the entire uterus and cervix, or a Radical Hysterectomy that removes the uterus, cervix, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and possibly upper portions of the vagina and affected lymph glands.

The time it takes to recover after a hysterectomy will depend on the type of surgical procedure that was used. The traditional abdominal hysterectomy with a vertical incision or a "bikini cut" horizontal incision across the abdomen is major surgery with the pain and slower recovery that comes with it. You’ll probably spend several days in the hospital and it may be 6 to 8 weeks before you’re fully recovered.

Women in Southgate, Brownstown and across southeast Michigan trust Northline Women’s Health Center for complete women’s health services including robotic-assisted surgery using the daVinci System.

The word “robotic” might make you think that a machine is performing the surgery, but the daVinci System is a special robotic tool operated by your surgeon. It works through small cuts in your belly and your surgeon is in control at all times to perform the operation with all the skill required for a traditional procedure, but with better vision, more precise movement and less trauma to the body.

Because robotic-assisted surgery doesn’t require a large incision, you can expect a shorter hospital stay, less pain and scarring, and less risk of infection. Recovery is faster and typically takes just 2 to 4 weeks.

To find out if robotic-assisted surgery may be right for you, please request an appointment for a consultation with one of our experienced surgeons at Northline Women’s Health Center.

 

Northline Women's Health Center Locations:

15675 Northline Road

Southgate, MI 48195

(734) 282-3600
(734) 282-3603 - Fax

23050 West Road, Suite 210

Brownstown Twp., MI 48183

(734) 362-7000
(734) 362-7077 - Fax