da Vinci for Gynecologic Conditions

At GAMC, surgeons are using the da Vinci® Surgical System to perform a range of uterine procedures, including hysterectomy. One of the most effective, least invasive procedures for hysterectomy, da Vinci® hysterectomy can be performed using only a few tiny (1-2 cm) incisions.

Benefits and Risks

For most patients, da Vinci® hysterectomy can offer numerous potential benefits over traditional approaches to vaginal, laparoscopic or open abdominal hysterectomy, particularly when performing more challenging procedures like radical hysterectomy for gynecologic cancer. 

Potential benefits include:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer complications
  • Less scarring
  • A shorter hospital stay
  • A faster return to normal daily activities

As with any surgery, there are certain risks associated with da Vinci® hysterectomy. Be sure to ask your doctor about all your treatment options, including their risks and benefits.

If you are a candidate for hysterectomy, talk to a gynecologist or gynecologic oncologist (a cancer specialist) who performs da Vinci® hysterectomy. For help finding a physician, call (818) 409-8100.