Hysterectomy is the second most common surgery performed on women in the United States, right behind cesarean sections. OB/GYN Andrei Buna, MD, helps women in Randolph, New Jersey, determine if a hysterectomy is the best course of treatment. He is one of only a few providers in the area who is qualified to offer minimally invasive robotic hysterectomies. For more information about the hysterectomy procedure, call the office or book an appointment online.
A hysterectomy is a surgery to remove a woman’s uterus. Sometimes, your fallopian tubes and ovaries are also removed during the procedure. A hysterectomy ends your menstrual period, putting you into menopause if you haven’t already experienced it. You cannot become pregnant if you’ve had a hysterectomy.
A woman can elect to have a hysterectomy as a permanent form of birth control. A hysterectomy may be medically indicated in some cases, too. These include:
Dr. Buna can help you determine if a hysterectomy is the best course of treatment for your condition.
A robotic hysterectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that uses small incisions and offers a quick recovery. To perform the surgery, Dr. Buna controls tiny instruments using a computer station located in the operating room. The robotic instruments offer more precise movements than a human hand.
Plus, the tiny robotic instruments require just a few small incisions to access the surgical site. A camera attached to a thin, lighted scope inserted into one of the incisions provides an exceptional view of the procedure.
Not many other doctors in the Randolph, New Jersey, area offer this state-of-the-art surgical technique.
A robotic hysterectomy involves smaller incisions and a quicker, more precise procedure. As a result, you’re at a lower risk of complications, such as infections, and you lose less blood during the surgery. Smaller incisions heal faster than the larger incisions required for conventional open surgery, so you can get back to your normal activities sooner.
A minimally invasive robotic hysterectomy causes less pain and scarring and usually involves a shorter hospital stay.
Improved visualization during the surgery also boosts surgical success and helps Dr. Buna navigate around delicate nearby structures, such as the bladder and other internal organs.
If you’re considering a hysterectomy, call Dr. Buna’s office or book an appointment online to find out more about your options.