Gynecological Surgery

Traditional open gynecologic surgery, using a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy, has for many years been the standard approach to many gynecologic procedures. Yet with open surgery can come significant pain, trauma, a long recovery process and threat to surrounding organs and nerves.

Fortunately, less invasive options are available. da Vinci surgery overcomes the limitations of both traditional open surgery and conventional surgery. For complex hysterectomies and other gynecologic procedures, robot-assisted surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may be the most effective, least invasive treatment option.

Through tiny, 1-2 cm incisions, surgeons using the da Vinci System can operate with greater precision and control, minimizing the pain and risk associated with large incisions while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.

Potential Patient Benefits

Benefit Open Surgery da Vinci Surgery 
Incision Size Long incision with visible scarring 4-6 dime-sized incisions with minimal scarring 
Pain or Discomfort Weeks  Days 
Hospital stay  3-5 days  1-2 days 
Recovery  4-6 weeks  1-3 weeks 
Return to normal activities  Weeks  Days 

Learn More

Procedures: Learn more about St. Vincent Healthcare's gynecological procedures using da Vinci surgical system.
Physicians: Find a physician who specializes in gynecological surgery using da Vinci.