Minimally-Invasive Gynecologic Surgical Options
Traditional open gynecologic surgery, using a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy, has been the standard approach for many years, which can result in a long recovery process, significant pain, and trauma. Fortunately, minimally invasive gynecological surgery options are available at Centegra. Some of the gynecologic conditions treated with minimally invasive surgery are:
- Cervical cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Uterine cancer
- Menorrhagia (excessive bleeding)
- Uterine fibroids
- Uterine prolapse
Laparoscopic surgery offers many benefits to women, especially for hysterectomies and other gynecologic procedures. Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive approach that accesses 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 one- to two-centimeter incisions, the robot accesses the targeted area using specialized instruments that have an incredible range of motion and accuracy. This allows for:
- Greater precision and control
- Minimization of the pain and risk associated with large incisions
- An increased likelihood of a faster recovery
Surgeries are performed at our McHenry and Woodstock locations, so you can stay close to home and receive excellent care. Visit the Your Hospital Stay Overview page to find out how to pre-register, what to bring, and other important information about having surgery at Centegra.