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da Vinci Endometriosis Resection

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If you've been diagnosed with endometriosis, your doctor may recommend an endometriosis resection (removal of endometrial implants/uterine lining) or a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus). If you are considering surgery, ask your doctor about minimally invasive da Vinci Surgery.

Why da Vinci Surgery?

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.

As a result of da Vinci technology, da Vinci Endometriosis Resection offers the following potential benefits, which are similar to those offered by traditional laparoscopy:

  • Low blood loss1
  • Low conversion rate to open surgery1
  • Low rate of complications1
  • Short hospital stay1
  • Small incisions for minimal scarring

da Vinci's 3D HD vision system allows surgeons to see key anatomy with depth and clarity – critical to removing deep endometrial tissue implants. State-of-the-art da Vinci uses the latest in surgical and robotics technologies and is beneficial for performing complex 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.

Physicians have used the da Vinci System successfully worldwide in approximately 1.5 million various surgical procedures to date. da Vinci is changing the experience of surgery for people around the world.

Risks & Considerations Related to Endometriosis Resection

Potential risks of any endometriosis resection procedure include:

  • Bladder injury
  • Abscess
  • Urinary tract injury
  • Bowel obstruction

In addition, there are risks related to minimally invasive surgery, including da Vinci Endometriosis Resection, such as hernia (bulging tissue at incision site) and pulmonary embolism (blocked lung artery).1

da Vinci Hysterectomy

If you plan to have a hysterectomy – removal of the uterus - you may be a candidate for da Vinci Hysterectomy. As a result of da Vinci technology, potential benefits of da Vinci Hysterectomy compared to traditional open surgery include:

  • Less blood loss2
  • Fewer complications2
  • Shorter hospital stay2
  • Small incisions for minimal scarring

Potential benefits of da Vinci Hysterectomy compared to traditional laparoscopy include:

  • Less blood loss3
  • Lower conversion rate to open surgery3
  • Shorter hospital stay3,4
  • Less need for narcotic pain medicine5,6

State-of-the-art da Vinci uses the latest in surgical and robotics technologies and is beneficial for performing complex 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.

Physicians have used the da Vinci System successfully worldwide in approximately 1.5 million various surgical procedures to date. da Vinci is changing the experience of surgery for people around the world.

Risks & Considerations Related to Hysterectomy

Potential risks of any hysterectomy procedure include:

  • Separation of the vaginal incision
  • Blocked lung artery
  • Urinary tract injury

In addition to these risks, there are risks related to minimally invasive surgery, including da Vinci Surgery for hysterectomy, such as hernia (bulging tissue at incision site).7


  1. Nezhat C, Lewis M, Kotikela S, Veeraswamy A, Saadat L, Hajhosseini B, Nezhat C. Robotic versus standard laparoscopy for the treatment of endometriosis. Fertil Steril. 2010 Dec;94(7):2758-60. Epub 2010 May 26.
  2. Landeen L, Bell M, Hubert H, Seshadri-Kreaden U, Hassebroek J. A Comparative Study of Four Surgical Approaches for Hysterectomy at a Single Institution: Outcomes and Costs of Robot-Assisted, Laparoscopic, Vaginal, and Abdominal Procedures. Pending publication June 2011, South Dakota Medical Review.
  3. Payne T. N. and F. R. Dauterive. A comparison of total laparoscopic hysterectomy to robotically assisted hysterectomy: surgical outcomes in a community practice. (In this study, surgeons treated patients with benign conditions that included endometriosis resection.) J Minim Invasive Gynecol, 2008;15(3): 286-291.
  4. Giep BN, Giep HN, Hubert HB. Comparison of minimally invasive surgical approaches for hysterectomy at a community hospital: robotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy and laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy. J Robot Surg. 2010 Sep;4(3):167-175. Epub 2010 Aug 10.
  5. Shashoua AR, Gill D, Locher SR. Robotic-assisted total laparoscopic hysterectomy versus conventional total laparoscopic hysterectomy. JSLS. 2009 Jul-Sep;13(3):364-9.
  6. Betcher R MD, Chaney P MD, Otey S MD, Wood D DO, Lacy P MD, Lee M RN, Chi G PhD. A Retrospective Analysis of Post Operative Pain in Patients Following da Vinci Robotic Hysterectomy and Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy. Oral presentation, Presented at: AAGL 2012.
  7. Boggess JF, Gehrig PA, Cantrell L, Shafer A, Mendivil A, Rossi E, Hanna R. Perioperative outcomes of robotically assisted hysterectomy for benign cases with complex pathology. Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Sep;114(3):585-93.

All surgery presents risk, including da Vinci Surgery. Results, including cosmetic results, may vary. Serious complications may occur in any surgery, up to and including death. Examples of serious and life-threatening complications, which may require hospitalization, include injury to tissues or organs; bleeding; infection, and internal scarring that can cause long-lasting dysfunction or pain. Temporary pain or nerve injury has been linked to the inverted position often used during abdominal and pelvic surgery. Patients should understand that risks of surgery include potential for human error and potential for equipment failure. Risk specific to minimally invasive surgery may include: a longer operative time; the need to convert the procedure to an open approach; or the need for additional or larger incision sites. Converting the procedure to open could mean a longer operative time, long time under anesthesia, and could lead to increased complications. Research suggests that there may be an increased risk of incision-site hernia with single-incision surgery. Patients who bleed easily, have abnormal blood clotting, are pregnant or morbidly obese are typically not candidates for minimally invasive surgery, including da Vinci Surgery. Other surgical approaches are available. Patients should review the risks associated with all surgical approaches. They should talk to their doctors about their surgical experience and to decide if da Vinci is right for them. For more complete information on surgical risks, safety and indications for use, please refer to http://www.davincisurgery.com/da-vinci-surgery/safety-information.php.

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