The hysterectomy is a common surgical procedure with more than 600,000 women who have it performed each year. During this operation, a woman’s uterus is removed. Traditionally, gynecology surgeons had to perform this surgery utilizing an open technique, but now there are more advanced, minimally-invasive options available for High Desert women. At Reza Ahmadinia OBGYN, Dr. Ahmadinia now performs the da Vinci® Hysterectomy, which allows him to work with a robotic surgery assistant in order to complete the procedure in the least invasive way possible for his Apple Valley patients.
Reasons Why a Hysterectomy is Performed
The hysterectomy surgery is performed for a variety of reasons in female patients. Common reasons include heavy menstrual bleeding, the presence of fibroid tumors, cancer and endometriosis. Women who are experiencing severe symptoms such as pelvic pain, pressure or discomfort, extreme menstrual bleeding, difficulty urinating, abdominal pressure and swelling or bloating might also consider the hysterectomy procedure as a solution. The surgery is traditionally performed utilizing an open technique, but now there are minimally-invasive options available to patients.
The da Vinci® Hysterectomy Technique
The open surgery requires the surgeon to create a large incision near a woman’s pubic region. The da Vinci® procedure, on the other hand, only requires four tiny incisions in the abdominal area, where the uterus is located. The surgeon will work with the robotic surgery assistant and a 3D high-definition vision system in order to complete this procedure in the least invasive way possible. The robotic surgery assistant uses the most advanced, precise surgical tools that could not be manipulated by the human hand. It’s important to understand, however, that the surgeon is in control of the robotic assistant at all times.
Benefits of the da Vinci® Hysterectomy
There are many benefits to choosing this surgical technique for the hysterectomy procedure. First and foremost, as a minimally-invasive procedure, the patient’s body is disrupted less in the process. As opposed to open surgery, the surgeon will not have to move or disturb any additional organs during the operation. In addition, the operation time is shorter, and the recovery does not take as long for the average patient. While a hysterectomy is still a major procedure, the da Vinci® Hysterectomy removes a lot of the risks associated with it.
As an expert gynecologist, Dr. Ahmadinia works to provide each of his patients with a unique treatment plan that works for them. He believes that the da Vinci® Hysterectomy procedure is the least invasive option for his patients, and, therefore, makes the hysterectomy less disruptive to a woman’s life. To find out more information about the da Vinci® Hysterectomy, and to explore your options, set up a consultation appointment with Dr. Ahmadinia today.