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Robotic Hysterectomy

Get back to enjoying life to the fullest with minimally-invasive robotic assisted hysterectomy in Chicago

Minimally-invasive robotic assisted hysterectomy At Northwestern Women’s Health Associates in Chicago and Chicagoland, patients can expect sophisticated, specialty care with a personalized touch. Women whose pain, bleeding, and other symptoms have not improved with nonsurgical medications may be appropriate candidates for a hysterectomy. This procedure involves removing the uterus and, possibly, neighboring organs. A hysterectomy may be recommended for women with “benign” or noncancerous conditions, including endometriosis, fibroids, and pelvic prolapse. Affiliated with Northwestern Memorial/Prentice Women’s Hospital, our Obstetrics and Gynecology specialty practice offers alternatives to open and laparoscopic surgical techniques, including robotic hysterectomy.

Robotic Hysterectomy

Robot-assisted treatment

A Board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist with 30-plus years of clinical expertise, Dr. Stanley Friedell is expertly trained and experienced with the use of the da Vinci surgical system. He uses the instruments within this system to perform minimally invasive hysterectomies. Procedures performed with the da Vinci largely involve:
  • Your specialist, Dr. Friedell, is seated next to you at a proprietary console.
  • He directs treatment from the console.
  • Very small incisions are made.
  • Due to the design of the da Vinci instruments, he can operate through these tiny incisions.
  • Dr. Friedell uses a high-definition camera to “see” the considerably magnified uterus.
  • His hand movements guide the small robotic instruments.
  • Through these highly nimble instruments, he precisely and predictably bends, rotates, and manipulates them to remove the uterus safely.
Minimally-invasive procedures such as robot-assisted hysterectomy are generally associated with less pain and fewer complications following treatment. In fact, in a review of several published studies, it was found that women who underwent the da Vinci robot-aided procedure not only experienced fewer complications than their counterparts who had open or laparoscopic procedures. But, they also had shorter hospital stays. Additionally, patients appreciate that, since the procedure requires only a few small incisions, the risk of scars when compared to open techniques is minimized. The scars that may linger are also much less noticeable than those associated with open treatments. As compared to laparoscopic surgery, doctors who performed hysterectomies with the da Vinci were also reportedly less likely to have to switch to the open procedure.

With that being said, all surgical procedures carry some risks. These include potential damage to surrounding tissues. You can minimize those risks by partnering with an experienced and skilled team like the Dr. Friedell and the OB/GYNs at Northwestern Women’s Health Associates. Outcomes are dependent on a variety of factors, including each patient’s personal and disease characteristics. Generally, though, women experienced an improvement in conditions such as heavy bleeding and chronic pelvic pain.

Restore your wellbeing. Get back to enjoying life to the fullest and without missing a beat. Call us at 1-312-440-9400 to schedule an appointment today.

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your unique needs are our highest priority.

Making use of advanced technology and staying on the cutting edge of women’s healthcare, our team of experts is dedicated to providing every woman who visits our office with the highest level of sensitive, specialized care. At our office in Chicago, you can receive exceptional obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN) services from any one of our highly skilled doctors, including Stanley Friedell, MD; Marc Feldstein, MD; Abbie Roth, MD; Lisa Brunengraber, MD; Regina Belmonte, MD; Sharon Wise, MD; Julianne Morton, MD; Whitney Dunn, MD; and Aleena Lakhanpal, MD. With their combined expertise, this team of board-certified doctors at Northwestern Women's Health Associates makes it possible for you to receive efficient, personalized care from the preeminent women’s hospital in the Midwest.

Success Stories

  • 5 Star Review
    "Wonderful experience with Dr. Julianne Morton @ NW Women's Associates. I've recommended her to countless girlfriends. Being a first time mom, I went through many physical symptoms and emotions that accompany pregnancy. She is extremely thorough, patient, and has wonderful bedside manner. I felt confident going into delivery with Dr. Morton taking the lead with my delivery. Wonderful practice!"

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    "Dr. Morton is absolutely amazing. She cared for me throughout my first pregnancy and we found her to be kind and caring and straightforward - could not have asked for a better experience! Dr. Dunn ended up being on call during my delivery and she was great as well. I have always found the nurses and office staff to be friendly and on top of things - very happy with the practice!"

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    "I had to have a laproscopic hysterectomy done by Dr. Friedell and all went fabulously! They were very detailed in pre-op which made a lot of difference. I came out of surgery feeling great and post op I was back to work within two weeks. Everyone at the practice, at the hospital, at pre-op were incredible."

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    "Dr.Julianne Morton is amazing! I was recommended by a friend when I moved to the Chicago area and was looking for an OB-GYN. I have seen her for two years in Chicago for my yearly exam. She is beyond kind and great at what she does. Dr.Morton makes you feel very comfortable and is such an incredible doctor! I have recommended her to all of my friends as well who need a new gyno/OB-GYN."

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    "Dr. Morton is a really great doctor. She has an incredible bedside manner and makes you feel comfortable. She makes sure to ask if you have any questions and will happily answer all of them with you. Would highly recommend!"

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    "Dr. Friedell is amazing! He helped delivered my first baby and the whole process was super smooth and stress free. All the staff in the office are super friendly too. Highly recommend!"

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    "I visited Dr Feldstein office yesterday. All of his stuff was very kind and nice to me. He has a professional-team, so I know I have nothing to be afraid of. Just wanted to say thanks to all the people I meet. I am in good hands."

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    "Dr Freidell is extremely knowledgeable, thorough and really cares about his patients. He is very good at getting to the root of the problem, especially with overlapping symptoms. He guided me through all my options and their implications. I will highly recommend him and his team."

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    "I love Dr. Belmonte. I have been going to her since 2006! She rocks!!! She is straight to the point, I love that about her. When I leave her office after seeing her I always feel great, like a just left a good friends house or something!"
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    "I can not tell you how wonderful my experiences have been. Dr. Sharon Wise is my doctor and she is fantastic. She is straightforward and honest about treatments and procedures. I enjoy her sense of humor, and I found her bedside manner when delivering my son to be excellent. "

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