Dealing with years of pelvic pain, heavy bleeding during the menstrual cycle, painful intercourse, painful menstrual cramps, and other symptoms of endometriosis is hard. The good news is that you have options! Our caring team is ready to take care of you and develop a treatment plan that is best for your lifestyle after an endometriosis diagnosis.
Endometriosis refers to excess endometrial tissue growth, when the matter that makes up the uterine lining spreads to other regions and organs. As time passes, this buildup of scar tissue causes severe pain, inflammation, and a heavy menstrual period that disrupts your daily life.
Benefits of Robotic Surgery:
Some women suffering from this condition may be a candidate for robotic hysterectomy, a surgical procedure that removes the uterus with the goal of treating endometriosis and eliminating these bothersome symptoms. Depending on the patient and the purpose, other parts of the female reproductive system (like the fallopian tubes, ovaries, cervix, and certain lymph nodes) may also be removed. While this may seem like an extreme solution, it’s actually very common. In fact, after the cesarean section, the hysterectomy is the second-most frequent surgery for American women to undergo.
Learn more about this procedure below or contact us now to find out if you are a candidate.
The da Vinci Robotic Hysterectomy Surgery
Traditional surgery for endometriosis was very invasive and required a long recovery time, but today’s modern technology makes robotic excision surgery possible.
At the Endometriosis Treatment Center of America, our surgeons are skilled in utilizing the state-of-the-art da Vinci robotic surgical system for a variety of procedures, including hysterectomy.
This robotic system enables surgeons to operate with remarkable precision and control using only a few small incisions. For many patients, a minimally invasive hysterectomy using the robotic
system’s surgical instruments can offer numerous potential benefits over traditional approaches to vaginal or open abdominal hysterectomy — particularly for challenging procedures for gynecologic cancer, large fibroids, endometriosis, or other complicated conditions.
With locations in Lake Orion, MI and Birmingham, MI, relief is within reach. Schedule your appointment with us now to learn more about this innovative surgical treatment for endometriosis.
How Does A Robotic Hysterectomy Work?
Don’t let the name fool you: a robot does not perform the surgery. Instead, a highly trained da Vinci team headed by your surgeon utilizes control of robotic tools and high-definition 3D cameras for greater precision and better results.
During the surgery, the doctor will use a tiny camera and other surgical instruments inserted through five small incisions on the lower stomach. This gives your doctor a better view of the area in your body. Once they get a proper view, the doctor moves the tools using a robotic controller to complete the surgery.
Because the instruments are so small, this method results in less trauma to the surrounding tissues than an open abdominal hysterectomy would cause. This is all done under general anesthesia. Robotic excision surgery is one of the best options for treating endometriosis. It can also be used for a myomectomy, the removal of uterine fibroids.
After the procedure, you will no longer have menstrual periods and you will not be able to get pregnant. You will begin menopause immediately and may experience common symptoms such as vaginal dryness and hot flashes. Your healthcare provider may recommend hormone therapy to help you adjust to these changes.
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To Find Out if Robotic Hysterectomy Can Help You Manage Your Endometriosis Symptoms, Schedule A Consultation with Our da Vinci Robotic Surgery Specialists in Michigan Today
At Endometriosis Treatment Center of America, we’re dedicated to providing women with access to the latest technologies and options for relieving their endometriosis pain, chronic pelvic pain, and other uncomfortable gynecologic conditions.
If hormone therapy, pain medication, laparoscopic surgery, and other treatments haven’t given you relief from endometriosis symptoms, consider a robotic-assisted hysterectomy to treat endometriosis and eliminate your pelvic pain once and for all.
As the #1 robotic excision specialists in the country, Endometriosis Treatment Center of America is here to help you start your journey to a pain-free life today. To meet with endometriosis specialists in Lake Orion, MI or Birmingham, MI for a consultation and explore the treatment options available to you, contact us now.