The term "gynecologic surgery" refers to procedures involving the female reproductive organs. It is used to treat cervical and uterine cancer, as well as non-cancerous (benign) conditions such as uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse, and menorrhagia (excessive bleeding).

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Gynecologic surgery has traditionally required a large incision in order to gain access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy. This open approach is often accompanied by significant pain, trauma, and a long recovery process, and may pose a threat to neighboring organs and nerves.

Fortunately, a number of less invasive options are available. For instance, some gynecologic procedures can reach the target anatomy using a vaginal approach, which may eliminate the need for an external incision.

However, for complex hysterectomies and other challenging gynecologic procedures, Medical City Plano's da Vinci® Si Surgical System may offer a solution that is both minimally invasive and highly effective.

A gynecologic surgeon using the da Vinci® Si need make only a few incisions that are mere centimeters length, yet still enjoys an intuitive control, range of motion, ability to manipulate tissue, and 3-D visualization that are equal if not superior to those characteristic of open surgery.

Pain, trauma, and the risk of infection are minimized, and the likelihood of a quick recovery and good clinical outcome is increased.

As with any surgical procedure, benefits cannot be guaranteed since surgery is unique to each patient and procedure. Gynecologic surgery using the da Vinci® Si may not be appropriate for everyone. Always ask about the full range of treatment options available to you, including the risks and benefits of each.