Hysteroscopic Surgery: Conditions that do not respond to medical therapy such as prolapse, abnormal uterine bleeding, uterine fibroids or endometriosis may call for a hysterectomy. Dr. Ricks advanced surgical training using the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System offers minimally invasive hysterectomy options. Some of the more common hysterectomies performed are as follows:
- Robotic Total Hysterectomy: The da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System is a minimally invasive approach to hysterectomy. This procedure involves the removal of the uterus (including the cervix) and possibly the tubes and ovaries through using the da Vinci robotic system. For patients with a history of endometriosis, pelvic scarring due to prior Cesarean Section, and fibroids, this approach is excellent.
- Total Vaginal Hysterectomy: This procedure involves the removal of the uterus (including the cervix), and/or tubes and ovaries through a vaginal incision. This minimally invasive approach is the only surgical approach that results in no abdominal scars.
- Supracervical Hysterectomy: This procedure involves the removal of most of the uterus – leaving the cervix behind. This approach can be done abdominally, laparoscopically or robotically.
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