Robot-Assisted Hysterectomy in Elizabethtown, KY
Baptist Health Hardin: Robot-Assisted Hysterectomy
Baptist Health Hardin provides a minimally invasive robot-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy that offers less pain and faster recovery. Learn more today.
The team approach to Robot-Assisted Hysterectomy in Elizabethtown, KY, HealthTalks Transcript:
Rachel Coomer, DO:
Hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus and the cervix. Sometimes, it’s the removal of bilateral fallopian tubes or bilateral ovaries. A lot of times, the reason we do hysterectomies is because [a patient’s] uterus and their menstrual cycles are affecting their daily activities of living. A hysterectomy is definitive treatment when it comes to abnormal uterine bleeding, because they will no longer have bleeding after we take out the uterus.
A robot-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy means we use instrumentation that attaches to the patient's abdomen. I will sit at a console that allows me to move the robotic arms as I'm doing the procedure. It allows better dexterity, which means it allows us to manipulate the tissue and the organs with better ease.
[With] minimally invasive procedures, we usually see less pain with our patients. Usually, they only need a couple of pain medications for a few days — one to two days. Patients go home the day of, and they usually bounce back and are back to work within one to two weeks after the procedure.
Many women are much happier with their lifestyle. They are able to get back to their normal activities that they weren't able to do when they were having the symptoms that were affecting their daily activities of living.