davinciAt Wright State Physicians Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dr. Michael Galloway (seated) has been specially trained on the da Vinci robotic surgery system

Da Vinci® Hysterectomy

Today, the vast majority of complex gynecologic conditions — from endometriosis to uterine fibroids, heavy periods to cancer — can be treated effectively without a big incision. Da Vinci Surgery only requires a few tiny incisions, so patients can get back to life faster — within days rather than the usual weeks required with traditional surgery. For most women, da Vinci Surgery offers numerous potential benefits over traditional open surgery, including:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss and need for transfusion
  • Fewer complications
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker recovery and return to normal activities
  • Small incisions for minimal scarring
  • Better outcomes and patient satisfaction, in many cases

The da Vinci System is a remarkable improvement over conventional laparoscopy, in which the surgeon operates while standing, using hand-held, long-shafted instruments, which have no wrists. With conventional laparoscopy, the surgeon must look up and away from the instruments, to a nearby 2D video monitor to see an image of the target anatomy. The surgeon must also rely on a patient-side assistant to position the camera correctly. hysterectomyThe da Vinci System provides surgeons with enhanced visualization (including high-definition 3D vision and a magnified view of the surgical site), increased precision, and better control. While sitting at an ergonomic console, the surgeon controls the system, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body.

At Wright State Physicians Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dr. Michael Galloway has been specially trained to use the daVinci system. Ask your physician if you are a candidate for this state-of-the-art surgical method. You can learn more by visiting www.davincihysterectomy.com, a website with numerous resources for the prospective hysterectomy patient.