Skip to main page content
Women's Center: Dedicated to the unique healthcare needs of women at every stage of life.

Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery: An Option for Women

Physicians are usually successful at treating a variety of gynecologic conditions – particularly those affecting the uterus – with surgery. In spite of growing demand for minimally invasive procedures, the majority of these operations are still performed using large, abdominal incisions. These surgeries typically result in significant blood loss and may mean several days in the hospital followed by weeks of recovery time.

Today, a less invasive surgical treatment option is available. If your doctor recommends gynecologic surgery, you may be a candidate for one of three minimally invasive procedures using the da Vinci® robot. This includes procedures to remove uterine fibroids (myomectomy), correct uterine and vaginal vault prolapse (sacrocolpopexy) and remove the uterus (hysterectomy).

The state-of-the-art da Vinci Surgical System is designed to help your surgeon perform a more precise, less invasive procedure. For most patients, minimally invasive procedures performed with the da Vinci Surgical System can offer numerous potential benefits over traditional surgery, including:

In addition, for women diagnosed with uterine fibroids, da Vinci myomectomy represents a minimally invasive surgical treatment designed to preserve the uterus.

For more information, please contact us at The Women’s Center of South Shore Medical Center 781-682-8000.