Conditions & Treatments/Surgical Options
Many benign (non-cancerous) conditions can affect your health and reproductive system which includes: the uterus, vagina, ovaries and fallopian tubes.
Common gynecologic conditions that can affect your reproductive system are:
- Fibroid tumors (non-cancerous growths in the uterine wall)
- Endometriosis (non-cancerous growths of the uterine lining)
- Pelvic prolapse (falling or slipping of the uterus or vagina)
Treatment & Surgical Options
Your doctor will recommend a treatment or surgical option based on your diagnosis, symptoms, age and overall health. When medication and treatments cannot ease your symptoms, your doctor may recommend a hysterectomy (surgical removal of your uterus). Your doctor may recommend another type of surgery that leaves your uterus in place, such as a myomectomy or endometriosis resection.
Learn more about gynecologic conditions & treatments:
Risks specific to minimally invasive surgery, including da Vinci Surgery, include but are not limited to, one or more of the following: temporary pain/nerve injury associated with positioning; temporary pain/discomfort from the use of air or gas in the procedure; a longer operation and time under anesthesia and conversion to another surgical technique. If your doctor needs to convert the surgery to another surgical technique, this could result in a longer operative time, additional time under anesthesia, additional or larger incisions and/or increased complications.
Patients who are not candidates for non-robotic minimally invasive surgery are also not candidates for da Vinci® Surgery. Patients should talk to their doctor to decide if da Vinci Surgery is right for them. Patients and doctors should review all available information on non-surgical and surgical options in order to make an informed decision. For Important Safety Information, including surgical risks, indications, and considerations and contraindications for use, please also refer to www.davincisurgery.com/safety and www.intuitivesurgical.com/safety. Unless otherwise noted, all people depicted are models.
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