According to a 2017 study, approximately 500,000 women undergo inpatient or outpatient hysterectomies in the United States each year. Dr. John Dulemba, an expert OB/GYN surgeon at The Women’s Centre in Denton, Texas, is recognized as one of the world’s leaders in performing hysterectomies using the da Vinci® minimally invasive robot-assisted surgery system. If you’ve been recommended for a hysterectomy, or if you’re considering the surgery to alleviate pain, contact Dr. Dulemba today. You can book a hysterectomy consultation online or call the friendly staff.
A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure in which Dr. Dulemba removes all or some of your reproductive organs. In a total hysterectomy, he removes your entire uterus. If he performs a partial hysterectomy, he preserves your cervix but removes the rest of your uterus. The ovaries and tubes have their own names (oopherectomy for the ovary and salpingectony for the tube), and are not the hysterectomy.
When you have pelvic pain or another reproductive disorder that doesn’t respond to less invasive treatment, you may opt for a partial or complete hysterectomy. A hysterectomy is not a cure for endometriosis, but if a woman is done with childbearing, or just desires a hysterectomy, then that is her choice for that procedure. Some indications for a hysterectomy include:
In a traditional open hysterectomy, your doctor creates a large incision in the lower abdomen through which they remove your organs.
Laparoscopic, camera-assisted hysterectomies are performed through a small incision in the abdomen. Dr. Dulemba is world-recognized as an expert in using the state-of-the-art da Vinci robot-assisted surgical system to perform hysterectomies and excision of endometriosis.
Like a laparoscope, the da Vinci system uses a tiny camera to visualize the operating field. However, the images on the da Vinci screen are highly magnified, reflect true color, and are in 3D.
Dr. Dulemba controls the camera and up to three robotic arms from a specialized console. At the ends of the robotic arms are tiny, flexible tools that Dr. Dulemba manipulates. He makes these tools perform movements that are much more precise and dexterous than those that can be performed by human hands.
The da Vinci system gives Dr. Dulemba greater control of the operating procedure. Hysterectomies performed with da Vinci, therefore, may have fewer complications. Because da Vinci surgery is less traumatic and uses smaller incisions than traditional surgery, you may have less pain and require less time to recover.
If you’ve been told you need a hysterectomy, contact Dr. Dulemba about da Vinci robot-assisted surgery. You can phone the dedicated staff at The Women’s Centre or use the online booking form.