I am running low on my prescription - how do I obtain more medication?
When should I have my first pap smear?
How often do I need a gyn exam and pap smear?
What is a thin prep pap smear and why is it better?
What if my pap smear is abnormal?
Do I need to be screened for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)?
What birth control method is best for me?
Can I skip periods with my birth control pills?
Is it normal to miss my period?
What is abnormal uterine bleeding?
What can I do for menstrual cramps?
What can I do about urinary leakage?
When should I begin getting mammograms?
How do I treat hot flashes now that I’ve stopped my hormones or don’t want to start them again?
Should I have gynecology surgery?
Traditional open gynecologic surgery, using a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy, has for many years been the standard approach to many gynecologic procedures. Yet with open surgery can come significant pain, trauma, a long recovery process and threat to surrounding organs and nerves. For women facing gynecologic surgery, the period of pain, discomfort and extended time away from normal daily activities that usually follows traditional surgery can understandably cause significant anxiety.
Fortunately, less invasive options are available. Some gynecologic procedures enable surgeons to access the target anatomy using a vaginal approach, which may not require an external incision. But for complex hysterectomies and other gynecologic procedures, robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System may be the most effective, least invasive treatment option. Through tiny, 1-2 cm incisions, surgeons using the da Vinci System* can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.
What is the Da Vinci® Surgery?
How does the da Vinci® STM Surgical System work?
At the same time, state-of-the-art robotic and computer technologies scale, filter and seamlessly translate your surgeon’s hand movements into precise micro-movements of the da Vinci instruments.
The System cannot be programmed, nor can it make decisions on its own. Rather, the da Vinci System requires that every surgical maneuver be performed with direct input from your surgeon.
While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci® System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.. Click here for more info
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