Sometimes, medication and non-invasive procedures are unable to relieve the symptoms of your gynecologic condition and surgery becomes the most effective treatment for a range of gynecologic conditions. Traditional open gynecologic surgery, using a large incision for access to the uterus and surrounding anatomy, has, for many years, been the standard approach to many gynecologic procedures nationwide. Significant pain, a long recovery process and threat to surrounding organs and nerves can accompany open surgery.
For women facing gynecologic surgery, the period of pain, discomfort and extended time away from normal daily activities that usually follows traditional surgery can understandably cause significant anxiety. Now, The Jackson Clinic is offering the revolutionary, minimally invasive da Vinci Oophorectomy. Patients come from all over West Tennessee, Paducah, Jonesboro, Memphis and Tupelo to have this procedure at The Jackson Clinic.
An Oophorectomy is a surgical procedure where only one or both of the ovaries are removed. Most often, an oophorectomy is performed in conjunction with a hysterectomy; however, it can be performed without a hysterectomy if the case dictates.
Oophorectomies are performed to treat a range of problems including ovarian cancer, ovarian cyst or mass, ovarian abscess or endometriosis. Through the use of the da Vinci Surgical System, the specially-trained physicians at The Jackson Clinic are now performing Oophorectomies with greater precision and less pain than before. Robotic Oophorectomy is performed using the da Vinci Surgical System, and enables Jackson Clinic surgeons to perform with enhanced precision and control - using only a few small incisions.
Robotic Oophorectomy offers numerous potential benefits over traditional approaches to vaginal, laparoscopic or open abdominal Oophorectomy, particularly when performing more challenging procedures for gynecologic cancer. Potential benefits include:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Fewer complications
- Less scarring
- A shorter hospital stay
- A faster return to normal daily activities
Robotic Oophorectomy also allows your surgeon better visualization of anatomy, which is especially critical when working around delicate structures like the bladder. This means that surgeons have a distinct advantage when performing an Oophorectomy involving adhesions from prior pelvic surgery or non-localized cancer, or an abdominal hysterectomy.
For more information on robotic gynecological surgery in West Tennessee, contact the robotic surgeons at The Jackson Clinic.
While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci System when used in minimally-invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits. For more information about oophorectomy at The Jackson Clinic, contact the Ob/Gyn Department. The experienced Ob/Gyn Doctors of The Jackson Clinic are pleased to serve patients all over West Tennessee and the Mid-South, including Jonesboro, Memphis, Huntsville and Tupelo.