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Hysterectomy Recovery Time

Gynecological Robotic Surgery Recovery Time

Recovery Time – Robotic vs. Open

At the Global Robotics Institute, state-of-the-art robotic hysterectomy & myomectomy procedures are setting a new standard for treatment of uterine conditions requiring surgery. One of the main benefits of robotic surgery is that the recovery time is substantially decreased, as compared to other surgical techniques.

Robotic surgery is a minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure that involves one-inch incisions, as compared to a 4-6 inch incision with open surgery. Resulting in less blood loss, less pain and less scarring, robotic surgery recovery time allows a patient to resume normal activities quicker. Here are several other comparisons:

  • open surgery – 6-8 week recovery time; expect a 2-week recovery after robot-assisted surgery
  • open surgery – typically a 3-day hospital stay; with robotic surgery, patients are usually released 1 day after surgery

da Vinci® vs. Vaginal Surgery Recovery

While vaginal surgery recovery time is shorter than that of open surgery, robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery provides the greatest benefits for the surgeon, as well as the patient. Highly advanced da Vinci robot technology employs the use of wristed micro-instruments and 3D magnified vision. This powerful combination allows the surgeon the greatest degree of precision, dexterity and visual acuity. Less trauma to internal tissues and organs also positively impacts recovery time after surgery.

Recovery Time After Surgery

Recovery time after surgery is a time of healing and renewal, from a physical as well as a psychological perspective. At GRI, our mission is to be sensitive to and take care of all the needs of our patients. If you have further questions about recovery time or robotic surgeries, please contact us via our web form or by phone.