Robotic Hysterectomy

Dr. J. Kyle Mathews employs the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System to perform a minimally invasive robotic hysterectomy

If Dr. J. Kyle Mathews determines that you need a hysterectomy, he will meet with you at his North Dallas office to discuss the method he may use to perform your surgery. One option is a robotic hysterectomy, which is a minimally invasive type of surgery, performed using the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System.

Dr. Mathews performs da Vinci® surgery by operating a robotic system from a console, which allows him to get a high-definition, 3D view of the pelvic organs, while expertly manipulating tiny instruments through very small incisions in the abdomen. This system offers the surgeon additional control and dexterity during the procedure.

A robotic hysterectomy is an excellent option for patients who are not candidates for a vaginal laparoscopic procedure; for example, patients who have internal scar tissue, cancer or even a larger than average uterus.

What are the benefits and risks of robotic hysterectomy?

As a certified practitioner of the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System, Dr. Mathews is happy to explain the benefits of robotic hysterectomy to patients. Patients who have a robotic hysterectomy versus a traditional open abdominal hysterectomy can expect to experience:

  • Less pain after surgery
  • Reduced need for medications
  • Less blood loss during surgery
  • Less scarring
  • Fewer surgical complications
  • Shorter stay in the hospital
  • Shorter recovery time

As with any surgery, of course, there are risks associated with a robotic hysterectomy as well. These include: problems such as infection, bleeding, blood clots, problems with anesthesia or possible damage to abdominal organs. Dr. Mathews and the staff at his North Dallas office will discuss the risks and benefits of robotic hysterectomy with you in detail and answer any questions you may have.

What to expect with surgery

Your robotic hysterectomy will be performed in a hospital under general anesthesia. Dr. Mathews will make three to four very small incisions close to your navel, which he will use to access your pelvic organs with the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System.

After a hospital stay of a few days, you will be released to go home, where you may gradually get back to your normal routine a few days after being at home, but you will not be allowed to lift heavy objects for a few weeks or to insert anything into your vagina or to have sex for several weeks. Most patients are able to return to their jobs (if it does not require heavy lifting) in three to four weeks’ time.

Dr. Mathews and the caring and competent staff at our North Dallas office will be there to advise and help you every step of the way if you have a robotic hysterectomy. We expect and work toward providing our patients with the best possible outcome before, during and after surgery. Contact us to make an appointment.