WHAT IS A HYSTERECTOMY?
A total hysterectomy, the most common type of hysterectomy, is the surgical removal of the uterus and cervix. A radical hysterectomy is a more extreme, i.e., radical, procedure in terms of the amount of tissue removed, as it also allows for the excision of the connective tissues around the uterus and cervix, including 2-3 centimetres of the vagina. This procedure is typically performed to treat cervical cancer.
WHAT IS A ROBOTIC HYSTERECTOMY?
Robotic hysterectomy uses a combination of high-definition 3D magnification, robotic technology and miniature instruments to enhance a gynaecologic oncologist’s laparoscopic skills when removing a patient’s uterus and cervix and, in the case of radical hysterectomy, surrounding tissues as well.
Unlike traditional open hysterectomy for cancer, which requires one large incision and retraction to accommodate human hands, only tiny incisions in the abdomen are required for the slender robotic arms and tiny surgical tools used in a robot-assisted hysterectomy. There are four available arms - one equipped with a high definition 3-D magnification camera and three that act as the surgeon’s arms - each holding a different instrument, depending on the particular task. The camera gives the surgeon enhanced detail, the true depth of field and a panoramic view, and the robotic hands’ broad range of movement enables greater dexterity. This enhanced visualization, precision and dexterity provide significant advantages when working around important structures such as the bladder, nerves and blood vessels, thereby avoiding potential injury.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A ROBOTIC HYSTERECTOMY?
Robotic surgery’s miniaturization, increased range of motion, enhanced vision and mechanical precision offer significant benefits for our hysterectomy patients, including:
- Less blood loss
- Less post-surgical pain/less medication
- Quicker recovery and return to normal activities
- Less scarring
- Less likelihood of complications
WHAT ARE THE RISKS INVOLVED?
Although robotic surgery has been found to minimize complications and improve outcomes for many patients, the surgery is still a major procedure and complications are possible. Patients should discuss all the options and potential side effects with their physicians.
WHAT TO EXPECT BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER A ROBOTIC PROCEDURE?
Patients undergo general anaesthesia and therefore have no recollection of the procedure.
Patients are usually closely observed overnight after robotic gynaecologic oncology procedures. The majority of patients will be discharged the next day.
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