More than one in three women undergo a hysterectomy by age 60. If you’re considering this procedure, Oahu OB/GYN in Honolulu and Kapolei, Hawaii, is the only female gynecology practice on the island to offer robotic surgery for a hysterectomy. The FDA-approved technology offers several advantages, including smaller incisions and shorter recovery times. To find out if robotic surgery is right for you, call today or book a consultation online with Monique Leung, MD, or Lynette W. Tsai, MD.
The da Vinci Xi® robotic operating technology is an advanced system for performing a range of gynecologic surgeries, such as a hysterectomy. The system assists Dr. Leung or Dr. Tsai as they perform surgery, with a camera arm, two mechanical arms, a 3D processing system, and a surgical console.
Dr. Tsai or Dr. Leung conduct your surgery alongside the robotic system in a hospital. They operate through a surgical console, which translates their movements in real-time to the robotic arms. The robotic arms hold a variety of small surgical instruments. Your doctor directs the arms to perform your surgery through tiny incisions.
Oahu OB/GYN doctors often recommend robotic surgery to treat a variety of women’s health conditions, including:
In these cases, your doctor discusses a robotic-assisted hysterectomy as a treatment option if medications or other alternatives haven’t relieved your condition.
Robotic surgery can also treat pelvic prolapse (where your uterus, rectum, or bladder drop into your vagina).
da Vinci Xi robotic surgery may offer a number of potential benefits over traditional hysterectomies, including:
After robotic surgery, you may be able to resume your normal daily activities more quickly than with traditional surgery.
If other treatments haven’t helped your condition, your doctor at Oahu OB/GYN discusses the risks and benefits of robotic surgery. Here are some questions you may wish to ask
If you’ve been troubled by pelvic pain and bleeding, and other treatments haven’t helped, perhaps it’s time to explore the advantages of robotic surgery. Dr. Leung and Dr. Tsai are the only two female OBGYNs offering this service on the island, and Dr. Tsai has been performing this surgery since 2009.
To see if robotic surgery is right for you, call today or book a consultation online with Oahu OB/GYN.