Women’s Specialty Care has performed over 600 robotic surgeries since Dr. Cousson’s breakthrough procedure, helping women of all ages move past the discomfort and disruption in their lives.
Why it’s better: Standard laparoscopies utilize larger, clumsier equipment and do not offer nearly as in-depth a visual. The da Vinci® surgical robot offers two scopes with 3D color visioning plus more nimble movement. As a result, there are significantly fewer complications, a smaller risk of infection and a trivial amount of blood loss.
Hysterectomies, or the removal of the uterus and sometimes ovaries/fallopian tubes. Despite the advantages of robotic-assisted minimally invasive hysterectomy, a staggering 60 percent of procedures are still performed using open surgery. If you have been recommended to undergo an abdominal hysterectomy, seek a second opinion from robotically trained surgeons, Dr. Coussons and Dr. O’Toole.
Myomectomies, or the removal of fibroids from the uterus. With daVinci® myomectomy, trauma is minimized to surrounding tissue with better reconstruction of the uterine wall, which helps to preserve fertility. In the past myomectomy was not a good choice for menopausal women. Now it is possible to maintain the uterus even when childbearing is completed.
Endometriosis resections, or the removal of endometrial implants from the pelvis to help alleviate pain and treat infertility. A specialized laser completely removes implants and scar tissue, instead of merely burning or cauterizing them. Without the enhanced views of daVinci®, standard laparoscopic surgery can leave behind up to 30% to 40% of the endometrial implants.
Minimally invasive sling surgery, to insert a mesh sling for the treatment of uterine prolapse. Women can expect much less scarring and pain, with a shorter hospital stay and quicker return to regular activities.
One tiny incision hidden in the curve of your belly button takes so much of the pain, anxiety and recovery time away.
Hysterectomies are performed to alleviate a number of conditions, including chronic pelvic pain and heavy bleeding. Whereas traditional abdominal surgeries often required women to recover in the hospital for days, single-incision hysterectomies get you home the next day, sometimes even the same day. With much less discomfort and zero trace of a scar.
If you’ve been recommended to undergo a traditional abdominal hysterectomy, contact Dr. Coussons and Dr. O’Toole for a second opinion at 920.338.6868.
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