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A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. If you need a hysterectomy, there are several options available to you, depending on your diagnosis. Sharp HealthCare offers the following types of surgeries:
Reasons for Having a Hysterectomy
The Experience of Sharp Physicians
If you and your doctor decide you need a hysterectomy, you will be glad to know that Sharp HealthCare has more affiliated physicians performing robotic-assisted hysterectomies than any other hospital in San Diego.
Your surgical options also depend on your diagnosis and your state of health. Ask your doctor if you are a candidate for a robotic-assisted hysterectomy.
Minimally Invasive Surgery Means Better Health for You
Robotic-assisted surgery is minimally invasive. This means that instead of a traditional “open” surgery, there are several small incisions made in the abdomen. This is beneficial because the small incisions allow for a much shorter recovery time. With robotic-assisted surgery, you can benefit from the following:
Each year in the US, doctors perform approximately 600,000 hysterectomies, making it the second-most common surgical procedure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Robotic-assisted surgery also allows the surgeon more precision, dexterity and control, along with better view of the anatomy, which is especially helpful with the delicate structures of the pelvis. The surgeon rests his or her hands on the robot's controls and is in control of the robot's movements at all times. The console controls the small instruments that have been inserted through the incisions in the abdomen. Your surgeon and surgical assistant are at your side at all times.
Attend a Free Seminar
Sharp offers free in-person and physician-led seminars about minimally invasive gynecologic surgery throughout San Diego. Attend a seminar at the hospital where you'd prefer to have your surgery: Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns, Sharp Grossmont Hospital and Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center. To register, go to gynecologic surgery seminar.
How to Choose a da Vinci Surgeon at Sharp
Sharp HealthCare offers da Vinci® hysterectomy surgery at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, located in South County, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, located in East County, and Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns, located in central San Diego.
To learn more about Sharp's robotic surgery services or to find a Sharp-affiliated doctor, search for a San Diego OBGYN or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.
For More Information
To learn more, attend a robotic gynecologic surgery seminar, browse frequently asked questions about robotic gynecologic surgery or read a patient story.