The need for a hysterectomy can hit hard for many women. The good news is, this procedure has come a long way. Perhaps your mother or grandmother spent several nights in the hospital after undergoing a hysterectomy, followed by many weeks in bed at home. Thanks to robotic-assistance, that's no longer the case. At Women's Pelvic Surgery of North Jersey, Dr. Khashayar Shakiba is an expert in performing a wide range of surgeries with the leading-edge da Vinci® Robotic System, including hysterectomies.
There are many reasons women might need to undergo a hysterectomy. Below you’ll find a list of the most common reasons to have the procedure.
There are three different types of hysterectomies.
In some cases, women may also require one or both of the following procedures along with their hysterectomy.
The da VinciⓇ robotic system is minimally-invasive. Instead of a major incision, only a few tiny incisions are made near the belly button to access the uterus. Dr. Shakiba controls tiny instruments attached to a robotic arm from a nearby console. The robotic arms can maneuver in ways that a real hand and wrist cannot. This enables him to reach tiny spaces more easily and provides a better view of the surgical field than with conventional laparoscopic surgery. Other benefits of this approach include:
Some women require an overnight stay in the hospital, but many are able to go home the same day. You will need to refrain from sexual intercourse and strenuous activity for about six weeks post surgery. If your ovaries were also removed, you will experience immediate menopause. If that is the case, Dr. Shakiba will help you manage any uncomfortable symptoms such as hot flashes or night sweats.
For the best in minimally invasive hysterectomies, call Women’s Pelvic Surgery of North Jersey or book an appointment online.