If you need a hysterectomy, you’re not alone. Studies show that by age 60, more than one-third of women in the US will have had a hysterectomy.
It’s normal to have concerns when you’re facing surgery. But you can also feel confident knowing hysterectomy procedures are safer and less invasive than ever before. Scripps surgeons perform many hysterectomies every year. Whenever possible we use the latest minimally invasive techniques, including robot-assisted hysterectomy.
Before you have a hysterectomy, it’s important to understand what to expect before, during and after your procedure. Learn more about hysterectomy, including why it’s performed and what types are available.
A robotic hysterectomy is a type of robotic gynecologic surgery. Many women across San Diego County have had robotic hysterectomy at Scripps. Learn more about this minimally invasive alternative to traditional abdominal hysterectomy.
Robotic hysterectomy surgery may not be appropriate for all patients. Talk to your surgeon about all your treatment options, including the risks and benefits of each.
If you’re a candidate for minimally invasive hysterectomy and prefer a robotic approach, you’ll find the ideal combination of experience and expertise at Scripps.
Our specially trained surgeons have performed minimally invasive robotic surgery in San Diego for more than a decade, and are required to undergo continuous education in robot-assisted techniques.
Scripps surgeons use the latest surgical methods — including single-site robotic hysterectomy. This procedure allows your surgeon to remove your uterus through a single incision in your belly button. The hidden incision is so small, most women heal without any visible scar.
If you’re planning to have robotic hysterectomy surgery at Scripps, you can count on us to provide care that is both safe and effective. To learn more about the Scripps Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery Program, watch a video with director Carol Salem, MD, and see our FAQs.