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daVinci Robotic Hysterectomy

One in three U.S. women will have a hysterectomy before age 60. Thousands of those women have had the remarkable benefit of robotic surgery. It is one step above what is called “minimally-invasive” surgery, and many women are excellent candidates. Advantages of robotic surgery, include:

  • 3-4 tiny, dime-sized incisions instead of a long, unsightly scar
  • Less trauma to the body and less blood loss (commonly only 1-2 tbsp)
  • Less pain, during and after the procedure
  • Much shorter recover time (typically 1-2 weeks)
  • Shorter hospital stay; some procedures even are done on an outpatient basis
  • Fewer complications and better outcomes

In robotic surgery, the surgeon has a 3D, high-definition view of the surgical site – greatly magnified and true-to-life. The physician sits at a console at your bedside and manipulates the tiny robotic instruments with his fingers, using small and very precise movements. Yet the daVinci is not pre-programmed – it is personalized in real time. Our physician has complete control and full range of motion.

Truly high-tech surgery by the experts at Fort Sanders Women’s Specialists.

There are few hospitals in the nation with robotic surgery technology – and just a handful of surgeons with the unique expertise to perform this complex surgery. Yet right here in East Tennessee, some of the country’s very best surgeons practice at one of the best hospitals in the area.

Dr. Curtis Elam and Dr. F. Robb McKeown are daVinci surgeons who help teach gynecological robotic surgery techniques to other physicians.

Watch Dr. Curtis Elam perform a robotic hysterectomy surgery – Visit our YouTube Channel.

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At Fort Sanders Women’s Specialists, you have our resources, our expertise, and our promise of compassionate and complete surgical care. Contact us now for more information.