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 cervical and uterine cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse and menrrhagia or excessive bleeding.Traditional open gynecologic surgery, using a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy, has been the standard approach for many years. This can result in a long recovery process, significant pain and trauma. Fortunately, minimally-invasive options are available at Centegra.
Laparoscopic surgery offers many benefits to women, especially for hysterectomies and other gynecologic procedures. Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally-invasive approach accessing the target area through a few small incisions. Special surgical instruments and a camera access the targeted area through the small incisions.
The da Vinci Robotic Surgical System is the latest approach to minimally-invasive surgery. Through even smaller incisions about 1-2 cm, the robot accesses the targeted area using specialized instruments that have incredible range of motion and accuracy. This allows greater precision and control, minimization of the pain and risk associated with large incisions and an increased likelihood of a faster recovery with excellent clinical outcomes.
For most uterine conditions such as Endometriosis, Fibroids and Menorrhagia (excessive menstral bleeding), if available non-surgical treaments fail to relieve symptoms, many women choose a more certain result with elective hysterectomy.
Many women don’t feel any symptoms with uterine tumors or fibroids. But for others, fibroids can cause excessive bleeding, abnormal periods, pain, frequent urination and infertility.Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits, to determine which approach is right for you.