Dr. Kristine Leaman of All About Women Ob/Gyn uses the da Vinci robot-assisted surgical system to perform hysterectomies, remove ovarian cysts and treat endometriosis.
ABOUT THE DA VINCI SURGICAL SYSTEM
With the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons and hospitals are establishing new standards for surgical care. The da Vinci is changing the experience of surgery, for surgeons, hospitals, and most importantly, for patients.While sitting at the ergonomic console, the surgeon controls the system, which translates her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body. Though it is often called a "robot", the da Vinci Surgical System cannot be programmed, nor can it make decisions on its own. Rather, the da Vinci System requires that every surgical maneuver be performed by a highly trained surgeon.
Why Choose the daVinci Surgery?
One in three women in the U.S. will have a hysterectomy before age 60. A hysterectomy is often the solution for many conditions, including excessive menstrual bleeding, painful periods, and cancerous and non-cancerous conditions. Traditionally, this surgery was performed as an “open” abdominal hysterectomy that required a big incision and significant recovery times. Unfortunately, fear of pain and being bed-ridden caused many women to suffer silently rather than seek treatment.
Imagine having this major surgery but waking with the smallest of incisions. Using the da Vinci’s robotic platform and 3-D imagery, Dr. Leaman can operate through tiny incisions with unmatched precision, dexterity and control. This minimally invasive approach offers numerous potential benefits over traditional approaches, including less blood loss, less pain, shorter recoveries, and minimal scarring. Patients often leave the hospital after a short overnight stay and are able to return to their active lifestyles and their normal everyday life quickly.If you or someone you know is thinking about a hysterectomy, feel free to contact any of the physicians at All About Women to discuss the benefits of surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System.