da Vinci®…Changing the Experience of Surgery
A state-of-the-art option used in many surgeries today is minimally invasive da Vinci Surgery. More than 1.5 million da Vinci procedures have been performed worldwide since 2000. 100% of top-ranked U.S. hospitals own at least one da Vinci System. It is the #1 minimally invasive surgical option for hysterectomy in the United States.
Many women suffer from gynecologic conditions that may require a hysterectomy. A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of your uterus. If you are recommend to have a hysterectomy you may have been diagnosed with:
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- Fibroid tumors
- Pelvic prolapse
In the U.S., doctors perform approximately 600,000 hysterectomies a year, making it the second most common surgery for women. While this figure is lower in many other parts of the world, a hysterectomy is a common procedure. Fortunately, there are more choices than ever before for the type of hysterectomy you have and the surgical approach (open, vaginal or laparoscopic). da Vinci Hysterectomy is the #1 minimally invasive hysterectomy performed in the U.S.
Why da Vinci Surgery?
With the da Vinci System, surgeons operate through one small incision in the belly button* or through a few small incisions instead of a large open incision ( similar to traditional laparoscopy). The da Vinci System provides your surgeon with a 3D HD view inside your body. da Vinci has special wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. As a result, da Vinci enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision and control.
State-of-the-art da Vinci uses the latest in surgical and robotics technologies for simple and complex procedures. Your doctor controls the da VinciSystem, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body.
Ladies First offers numerous surgery situations with the da Vinci Surgical System. Dr. Voss and Dr. Torrence complete the largest number of da Vinci gynecologic surgeries at Flowers Hospital.
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