Women’s health problems can range from unpleasant to life-altering. And when your life or your future fertility is at risk, cutting-edge technology and expert doctors are essential. With the help of the state-of-the-art da Vinci robots, our surgeons are able to perform minimally invasive procedures with less pain, less scarring, less recovery time, and fewer complications. These procedures are offered at DMC Hutzel Women's Hospital in Midtown Detroit, Huron Valley- Sinai Hospital in Commerce Township, and Sinai-Grace Hospital in Northwest Detroit.
If medicine and lifestyle changes aren’t enough, your doctor might recommend a hysterectomy for a variety of conditions: fibroids, endometriosis, adenomyosis, pelvic prolapse, and others. The surgery could remove your uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes, or only your uterus, as needed. Traditional robot-assisted hysterectomy is performed through three to four tiny incisions. Da Vinci single-site surgery, however, makes one incision inside your belly button for a procedure with nearly invisible scarring.
When the uterine lining begins to grow on the outside of your uterus, your doctor may recommend surgery to remove the lesions. The type of surgery performed will depend on a lot of personal factors, among them whether or not you want to get pregnant in the future—the surgeon could remove the lesions from the uterus, or could remove the uterus itself. Either way, robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci robot will be performed through three to four small incisions, which will leave only tiny scars.
Fibroids can be intensely painful, and sometimes medication and lifestyle changes aren’t enough to ease the pain. In that case, your doctor may recommend a myomectomy, which removes your fibroids without removing your uterus. With the help of a da Vinci robot, our surgeon will work through five small incisions to perform the procedure with minimal, lessnoticeable scarring.
Ovary and Fallopian Tube Surgery
If you have ovarian cysts, endometriosis, or infection, or if you’re at high risk for other ovarian conditions, your doctor may recommend surgery to remove your ovaries and fallopian tubes. (The technical name for the procedure is called salpingo-oophorectomy.) The traditional method with a da Vinci robot would result in three tiny scars on your abdomen. But the da Vinci singlesite method uses just one incision inside your belly button for virtually scarless results.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
When a pelvic organ, such as your uterus or vagina, slips out of its normal position, this is called a prolapse. With the help of a da Vinci robot, our surgeons will place a permanent surgical mesh inside you to hold your affected organ in its natural position and ease your symptoms.
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