Am I a Candidate for da Vinci Surgery?
Today, your doctor can treat a range of gynecologic conditions — from chronic pelvic pain to abnormal bleeding — with minimally invasive da Vinci® Hysterectomy. This procedure requires only a few small
incisions, so you can get back to your life faster without the usual recovery following major surgery.
Only you and your doctor can decide whether da Vinci Surgery is right for you. Bringing this questionnaire into your appointment may help you discuss your health concerns with your doctor.
My symptoms or conditions are:
Falling Uterus or Bladder (Prolapse)
Please Check All That Apply:
I would like to avoid a large incision and scar.
It is important that I am able to return to my normal activities (e.g., driving) as soon as possible after surgery.
I would like to minimize the length of time I am in the hospital to just one night, if possible.
I would like to minimize my blood loss and need for blood transfusion(s) during surgery.
I would like to limit the amount/duration of pain medications I take after surgery.
I would like to minimize my risk of infection after the surgery.
While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci Surgical System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. There are no guarantees of outcome. All surgeries involve the risk of major complications. Before you decide on surgery, discuss treatment options with your doctor. Understanding the risks of each treatment can help you make the best decision for your individual situation. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual; it may not be applicable to your condition. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits. Only your doctor can determine whether da Vinci Surgery is appropriate for your situation. The clinical information and opinions, including any inaccuracies expressed in this material by patients or doctor about da Vinci Surgery are not necessarily those of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. and should not be considered as substitute for medical advice provided by your doctor. All persons depicted are models unless otherwise noted. © 2012 Intuitive Surgical. All rights reserved. Intuitive, Intuitive Surgical, da Vinci, da Vinci S, da Vinci Si, Single-Site, InSite, TilePro and EndoWrist are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intuitive Surgical. All other product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.