Use of the da Vinci® robot for gynecologic surgery has grown tremendously at Sacred Heart Hospital since we acquired our first robot in 2006. Gynecologists began using the robot for hysterectomies due to various uterine conditions and diseases, including cancer and dysfunctional bleeding.
This has evolved to include robotic surgeries, such as the robotic sacrocolpopexy for pelvic organ prolapse, robotic excision of uterine fibroids, as well as procedures for endometriosis. Patients who have robotic surgery often experience a shorter hospital stay, less pain and blood loss, and a faster recovery.
If you are interested in meeting with a robotically trained gynecologist, please see our directory of robotic surgeons who operate at Sacred Heart Hospital.