Robotic hysterectomy now an option for patients at Greenslopes Private
Jan 06, 2014
Gynaecological Oncologist, Associate Professor Russell Land recently performed the first robotic hysterectomies at Greenslopes. Many women suffer from gynaecologic conditions that may require a hysterectomy.
Associate Professor Land said that until now, women facing a hysterectomy have had the option to have this procedure done as open surgery or laparoscopically but now we are able to offer this state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgical option using the da Vinci system.
“It is wonderful to be one of the first surgeons in Queensland to be able to offer this option to my patients,” Associate Professor Land said.
“The level of precision, vision and control I have as the surgeon using the robot is incredible.”
This is all translates into less blood loss and better recovery, which is fantastic for patients.
“I am delighted this technology is now available for women as it had been exclusively used for prostate surgery up until now “.
Robotic surgery offers a minimally invasive approach with several technical advantages for the surgeon, including enhanced visualisation through magnification.
With the da Vinci System, surgeons operate through a few small incisions instead of a large open incision - similar to traditional laparoscopy. The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and special wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. As a result, da Vinci enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.
State-of-the-art da Vinci uses the latest in surgical and robotics technologies and is beneficial for performing complex and delicate surgery. Your surgeon is 100% in control of the da Vinci System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body. da Vinci – taking surgery beyond the limits of the human hand.