Da Vinci Robotic Surgery
At times medication and non-invasive treatments fail to address gynecological conditions such as uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse and menorrhagia or excessive bleeding. In these cases surgery may be the necessary option for treatment. Dr. Grier believes it is important for her patients to explore all of their options in these cases, including da Vinci Robotic Surgery: one of the most effective, least invasive surgical treatments available.
da Vinci Hysterectomy offers women many potential benefits over traditional laparoscopy or Open Surgery:
- Less pain
- Fewer complications
- Less blood loss
- Shorter hospital stay
- Low risk of wound infection
- Quicker recovery and return to normal activities
“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.”
Dr. Grier is pleased to be able to provide the da Vinci robot assisted surgery at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, CA.