Gynecologic Treatment and Gynecological Surgery
Many factors will determine the type of treatment and surgery you will have such as, your age, your physical condition, medical history, stage of your disease and personal preferences. Your doctor may recommend gynecological surgery if medicine, lifestyle changes and other non-invasive treatments do not relieve your symptoms.
Gynecologic surgery is recommended for women facing gynecologic conditions such as cervical and uterine cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic prolapse and excessive bleeding (menorrhagia).
Types of Gynecologic Treatments
- Open Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Non-Surgical Options
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Serious complications may occur in any surgery, including da Vinci® Surgery, up to and including death. Examples of serious or life-threatening complications, which may require prolonged and/or unexpected hospitalization and/or reoperation, include but are not limited to, one or more of the following: injury to tissues/organs, bleeding, infection and internal scarring that can cause long-lasting dysfunction/pain. Risks of surgery also include the potential for equipment failure and/or human error. Individual surgical results may vary.
Risks specific to minimally invasive surgery, including da Vinci Surgery, include but are not limited to, one or more of the following: temporary pain/nerve injury associated with positioning; temporary pain/discomfort from the use of air or gas in the procedure; a longer operation and time under anesthesia and conversion to another surgical technique. If your doctor needs to convert the surgery to another surgical technique, this could result in a longer operative time, additional time under anesthesia, additional or larger incisions and/or increased complications.
Patients who are not candidates for non-robotic minimally invasive surgery are also not candidates for da VinciSurgery. Patients should talk to their doctor to decide if da Vinci Surgery is right for them. Patients and doctors should review all available information on non-surgical and surgical options in order to make an informed decision. For Important Safety Information, including surgical risks, indications, and considerations and contraindications for use, please also refer to www.davincisurgery.com/safety and www.intuitivesurgical.com/safety. Unless otherwise noted, all people depicted are models.