Surgery Assisted By The da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System
How Does The da Vinci Robot Assist a Laparoscopic Hysterectomy?The da Vinci® Xi™ is a piece of state of the art medical equipment that is used to assist a variety of surgeries. When used to perform a laparoscopic hysterectomy the doctor uses the da Vinci robot console to obtain an ideal view of the area. Doctors using the system benefit from a high definition view of the operative field and magnification up to 10x. In addition to the visual clarity the da Vinci robot also allows for optimal surgical dexterity and accuracy and precision that is superior to the human hand.
- Less pain
- Shortened hospital stay
- Quick return to normal everyday activities
When is a Hysterectomy Recommended?Your doctor may recommend a da Vinci robot assisted hysterectomy for a variety of reasons. Possible conditions that would require a hysterectomy include:
- Menstrual periods with heavy bleeding
- Fibroid tumors
- Pelvic prolapse
- Total hysterectomy – A total hysterectomy is the most common type and involves the removal of the uterus and the cervix.
- Partial or subtotal hysterectomy – A partial hysterectomy involves having the upper part of the uterus removed while leaving the cervix intact. In many cases this type of hysterectomy is done due to patient preference to keep the cervix intact.
- Radical hysterectomy – A radical hysterectomy is most commonly performed when cancer is present by gynecologic oncologists
What Other Methods Exist for Performing a Hysterectomy?Open abdominal hysterectomy – This is a more traditional way of performing a hysterectomy. This method necessitates a long incision be made in the abdomen through which the uterus and cervix will be removed. Due to the large incision this method requires the longest recovery time. Patients should expect to spend 4-6 weeks recovering.
Robotic surgery is performed by Dr Stanley Friedell and laparoscopic surgery is performed by Stanley Friedell MD, Regina Belmonte, Julianne Morton, Whitney Dunn, Aleena Lakhanpal and Margaret Kistner.
At Northwestern Women's Health Associates
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; Abbie Roth, MD; Regina Belmonte, MD; Sharon Wise, MD; Julianne Morton, MD; Whitney Dunn, MD; Aleena Lakhanpal, MD ; and Margaret Kistner, 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.
"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!"
"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!"
"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."
"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."