When reproductive health conditions are severe, Dr. Wolny can assist patients through a robotic hysterectomy. Located in the Lakeview area of Chicago, Dr. Wolny's expertise attracts patients throughout greater Chicago. For those throughout the Chicago area, Dr. Wolny provides robotic hysterectomy surgery to treat various conditions including fibroids, endometriosis, and cancer.
A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove a woman’s uterus. Hysterectomies are done for a wide array of reasons which can include care for:
A hysterectomy is traditionally only performed when other treatment options have not succeeded. When treating cancer, it is usually performed to keep the cancer from spreading to another area.
In a laparoscopic, robotic-assisted hysterectomy, the surgeon employs a computer to maneuver the surgical instruments. The computer station is located in the OR, or operating room. The robot's movements are exceptionally steady and precise. This allows the doctor to move into tiny spaces easily and he or she will have a better view of the patient’s uterus and what the tools are doing during this surgery than with conventional laparoscopic surgery. This procedure is continually updated with new information obtained from research in order to improve the technique. A few reasons why a robotic-assisted hysterectomy may be suggested are:
If the ovaries were removed as well during the procedure, the woman will begin menopause. If they were not involved in the surgery, it is still possible to enter menopause sooner than anticipated. For six weeks following the surgery it is recommended that patients avoid lifting heavy objects and sexual intercourse. The method has been known to effectively eliminate many problems and the associated symptoms.