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When medication and non-invasive procedures fail to relieve symptoms, surgery remains the accepted and most effective treatment for a range of gynecologic conditions including these:
- Cervical, uterine and ovarian cancer
- Menorrhagia or excessive bleeding
- Ovarian cysts
- Painful periods
- Uterine fibroids
- Uterine prolapse
- Vaginal prolapse
For many years, traditional “open” surgery has been the standard approach to treating a number of medical conditions. While safe and effective, this type of surgery involves a large incision that can take longer to heal.
Like other major surgeries, open gynecologic surgery can cause significant discomfort, a lengthy recovery and an increased risk of trauma to surrounding nerves and organs.
Fortunately, less invasive options are now available at Ogden Regional Medical Center.
Whenever it is appropriate for the patient, surgeons will utilize minimally invasive surgery to treat gynecologic conditions. For example, a vaginal approach often does not require an external incision.
Another option is robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci™ Surgical System. It may be the most effective, least-invasive treatment option for complex hysterectomies and several other gynecologic procedures.
The robot provides vibrant, 3D images that magnify the surgical site. The surgeon utilizes this enhanced visibility and its four arms perform procedures through small incisions, precisely manipulating tiny surgical instruments with greater control.
Robotic-assisted surgery minimizes the pain and risk associated with large incisions. As a result, patients recover quicker, which shortens the time they stay in the hospital and reduces associated hospital costs. Patients also enjoy smaller scars and excellent clinical outcomes.
Given these highly desirable patient benefits, a growing number of surgeons and support staff are determined to establish a center of excellence for robot-assisted surgery at Ogden Regional Medical Center. As a first step in reaching this notable goal, two of its gynecological surgeons are AAGL fellowship trained to perform minimally invasive surgeries.
Not everyone will be a candidate for robot-assisted surgeries. If your doctor recommends gynecologic surgery, find out if this approach is right for you.
Types of Robot-Assisted Gynecological Surgery
Robot-assisted gynecological surgeries include:
- Hysterectomy - Surgical removal of the uterus.
- Myomectomy - Surgical removal of uterine leiomyomas (fibroids).
- Sacrocolpoepexy - Insertion of soft synthetic mesh to support pelvic organs that have slipped out of their normal positions.
- Oophorectomy - Surgical removal of an ovary or ovaries.
- Radical excisions of the endometriosis.