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When medication and non-invasive procedures are unable to relieve symptoms, surgery remains the accepted and most effective treatment for a range of gynecologic conditions. These include, but are not limited to:
  • Cervical Cancer
    Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that forms in the tissues of the cervix, which is the organ connecting the uterus and vagina.
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  • Uterine Cancer (Endometrial Cancer)
    Uterine cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the lining of the uterus, also known as the endometrium or the womb.
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  • Uterine Fibroids
    Uterine Fibroids are noncancerous tumors that develop in the uterus.
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  • Endometriosis
    Endometriosis is a condition that occurs when cells from the lining of the uterus grow in other areas of the body.
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  • Uterine Prolapse
    Uterine prolapse is the fallling or sliding of the uterus from its normal position into the vaginal area.
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  • Menorrhgia or excessive bleeding
    Menorrhgia is a medical term for abnormally heavy and prolonged menstral periods every month.
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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.
 
 
While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci® Surgical 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.
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