New Hysterectomy Tool Helps Women to Recover Quicker
Source - http://www.intuitivesurgical.com/products/instruments/

Source – http://www.intuitivesurgical.com/products/instruments/

 

Hysterectomies on women are performed often and it is one of the most frequently executed types of surgery around. The surgery itself involves removing the uterus and there are several reasons as to why this may need to be done.  These include uterine fibrosis, heavy or unusual vaginal bleeding, uterine prolapse, endometriosis, adenomysosis, cancer/pre cancer of the uterus, ovary, cervix, or the lining of the uterus. At times the ovaries and fallopian tubes may be removed however this is dependent on the procedure.

The procedure itself can leave women feeling uncomfortable and the recovery time can be longer than you would like. A new machine however has not only made recovery time quicker but the operation easier to perform. Traditionally a hysterectomy would be performed by making three to five incisions however this new technology enables the surgeon to only make one. The incision made is quite small, about an inch in length and is made through the centre of the belly button.

The machine itself has a needle driver that is capable of rotating 45 to 50 degrees as your wrist moves. This allows the surgeon to suture through the one hole rather than five making the recovery time of a patient much quicker. In fact patients can be back home the very same day of the operation or the day after.  As well as being used for hysterectomy operations the device can also be used for the removal of the ovaries and fallopian tubes with minimal invasion.

Traditional surgery would mean the use of a number of instruments inserted through separate incisions in the body. It could however prove difficult as the instrument would criss-cross. With the new machine the surgeon can see right into the abdomen with a three dimensional view. The instrument is then manipulated by the surgeon himself, he simply moves his fingers and the machine responds making the surgery far easier to perform.

Friday, June 24th, 2016 by Charlie Stelling About Us No Comments

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