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 oncology procedures. Yet with open surgery can come significant pain, trauma, a long recovery process and threat to surrounding organs and nerves.
For complex hysterectomies and other gynecologic oncology procedures, robotic-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 Surgical 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.
Surgeon performing robotic-assisted gynecologic oncology surgery:
For more information about robotic-assisted gynecologic oncology surgery at WellSpan York Hospital or a referral to a gynecologic oncology surgeon certified in da Vinci surgery, call the WellSpan HealthSource at (717) 851-3500 or (800) 840-5905.