da Vinci hysterectomy

The Food and Drug Administration approved the da Vinci® Surgery System for gynecologic surgery in 2005. It's one of the newest techniques available for the treatment of gynecologic cancer, fibroids, endometriosis, and prolapse. The da Vinci® robot offers Providence patients numerous potential benefits over traditional vaginal, laparoscopic or open abdominal hysterectomy. Among them, da Vinci's state-of-the-art system gives your surgeon a clearer view, minimizing risk of damage to delicate and confined organs such as the bladder. Providence Health & Services was the first hospital system in Oregon to invest in robotic technology, leading a breakthrough in minimally invasive surgical care. While laparoscopic techniques are ideal for simple surgeries, the unmatched precision of the da Vinci® Surgical System enables our credentialed surgeons to conduct more complex procedures, where previously an open surgery was the only choice.