Tired of long and painful periods?

If your symptoms are severe and your doctor recommends surgery, there are minimally invasive options, including da Vinci Surgery.

Why da Vinci Surgery?
Using the da Vinci System, doctors operate through a few small incisions in your abdomen or through your belly button,* instead of a large open incision (similar to traditional laparoscopy). The da Vinci System gives doctors a 3D HD view inside your body. It also features surgical instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. da Vinci technology translates your surgeon's hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of the tiny instruments inside your body.

The da Vinci System uses the latest in surgical and robotics technologies and your doctor is 100% in control of the system at all times. As a result of da Vinci technology, doctors can operate with enhanced vision, precision and control.

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da Vinci Surgery - #1 minimally invasive hysterectomy option in the U.S.1

• The da Vinci System has brought minimally invasive surgery to more than 2 million patients worldwide.

Use the Surgeon Locator to contact a gynecologist near you who uses da Vinci technology.

The brochures below include more details about surgery options your doctor may recommend.


* Single-Site technology is only available for benign (non-cancerous) conditions.

1 Inpatient data: Agency for Healthcare, Research and Quality (AHRQ). Outpatient data: Solucient® Database - Truven Health Analytics. da Vinci data: Intuitive Surgical internal estimates.

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Risks & Considerations Related to Hysterectomy (benign, non-cancerous) & da Vinci Surgery Injury to the ureters (ureters drain urine from the kidney into the bladder), vaginal cuff problem (replaces cervix): scar tissue in vaginal incision, infection, bacterial skin infection, pooling/clotting of blood, incision opens or separates, injury to bladder (organ that holds urine), bowel injury, vaginal shortening, problems urinating (cannot empty bladder, urgent or frequent need to urinate, leaking urine, slow or weak stream), abnormal hole from the vagina into the urinary tract or rectum, vaginal tear or deep cut. Patients undergoing a hysterectomy who have an undiagnosed cancer may be at risk of having cancer cells spread if the uterus is cut into pieces for removal.

Serious complications may occur in any surgery, including da Vinci® Surgery, up to and including death. Examples of serious or life-threatening complications, which may require prolonged and/or unexpected hospitalization and/or reoperation, include but are not limited to, one or more of the following: injury to tissues/organs, bleeding, infection and internal scarring that can cause long-lasting dysfunction/pain. Risks of surgery also include the potential for equipment failure and/or human error. Individual surgical results may vary.

Risks specific to minimally invasive surgery, including da Vinci Surgery, include but are not limited to, one or more of the following: temporary pain/nerve injury associated with positioning; temporary pain/discomfort from the use of air or gas in the procedure; a longer operation and time under anesthesia and conversion to another surgical technique. If your doctor needs to convert the surgery to another surgical technique, this could result in a longer operative time, additional time under anesthesia, additional or larger incisions and/or increased complications.

Patients who are not candidates for non-robotic minimally invasive surgery are also not candidates for da Vinci® Surgery. Patients should talk to their doctor to decide if da Vinci Surgery is right for them. Patients and doctors should review all available information on non-surgical and surgical options in order to make an informed decision. For Important Safety Information, including surgical risks, indications, and considerations and contraindications for use, please also refer to www.davincisurgery.com/safety and www.intuitivesurgical.com/safety. Unless otherwise noted, all people depicted are models.

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