da Vinci® Robotic Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy—the second most common surgical procedure for women in the United States—will likely affect at least one-third of females by the time they reach the age of 60.

Precision Procedures Close to Home

When you choose Pella Regional Health Center for gynecologic care, you gain access to an advanced technology option for hysterectomy—the robotic-assisted da Vinci surgical system. This minimally invasive procedure uses tiny instruments and detailed computer images to precisely guide your surgeon during the procedure. You benefit from:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Significantly less pain
  • Minimal scarring and blood loss
  • Fewer complications
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker recovery and return to normal activities

Request an appointment with Dr. Dale Lensing in Pella or Dr. Joseph Coleman in Ottumwa to determine if you are a candidate for a robotic-assisted hysterectomy.

Frequently Asked Questions

What conditions affect my reproductive system?

There are a variety of non-cancerous conditions that can affect a woman’s reproductive system (the uterus, vagina, ovaries, and fallopian tubes). Some common gynecological conditions include: fibroid, non-cancerous growths in the uterine wall; endometriosis, non-cancerous growths in the uterine lining; or prolapse, falling or slipping of the uterus.

What are the symptoms from these conditions?
  • Chronic pain in lower abdomen, vagina, or lower back
  • Heavy or abnormal bleeding during and between menstrual cycles
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Trouble getting pregnant
  • Painful cramping
What do I do if I am suffering from any gynecological conditions?

Notify your doctor if you frequently experience any of the above conditions. Annual exams and pap smears can help diagnose conditions earlier to begin treatment methods. 

How are these symptoms treated?

Lifestyle changes, such as dieting or exercise, can sometimes help with gynecological symptoms related to the reproductive system. Most women who experience these symptoms however, are treated with a hysterectomy.

What is a hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of a woman’s uterus. Hysterectomy may be complete, in which the surgeon removes the entire uterus, or partial, which could mean only removing the ovaries or fallopian tubes.

If I need a hysterectomy, do I have options?

A hysterectomy can sometimes be performed through the vagina but, traditionally, abdominal hysterectomies are performed through an open surgery. Open surgery means a large incision, which may require weeks or months of recovery time, heavy pain and a higher risk of infection and blood loss. Another option, laparoscopic surgery, uses small cameras and extended tools and smaller cuts reducing recovery time.

With da Vinci robotic hysterectomy, surgeons are able to operate with better precision, dexterity and control. Patient advantages include:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Minimal blood loss and need for transfusion
  • Fewer complications
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker recovery and return to normal activities
  • Small incisions for minimal scarring

Helping You Navigate the Insurance Maze

Because today’s insurance policies come with significantly higher co-pays and deductibles, you’re likely to face larger out-of-pocket expenses for your health care. The compassionate Patient Advocates at Pella Regional help you prepare for the cost of your medical procedure, understand the payment process and avoid financial surprises.

Together with a Patient Advocate, you’ll review your specific insurance situation and your doctor’s recommended procedure. Then, our Advocate will estimate your actual cost and work with you to find the best method of payment.

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Review your health care options with your primary care physician or a surgeon at Pella Regional Health Center.

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