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How Much More Does The Davinci Robot Hysterectomy Cost Compared To The Regular One
Costs you the same: Insurance companies reimburse the most for an open hysterectomy, from which you will need about six weeks to return to work. The reimbursement to the surgeon is the same for laparoscopic and robotic, both of which can often get you back to work in 2 weeks (still no sex for 8 weeks.) those of us who have put in the time to learn robotic surgery do it because it is the best thing for our patients. ...Read more
I had a robotic hysterectomy and sling surgery one week ago. Last two nights I have lower leg cramps keeping me from sleep?
I had a total hysterectomy 2 months ago by robotic laproscopy. One ovary removed. I have had severe pain and swelling in both legs since. Reaaons?
Pain and swellings:
Can't give you any reasons without history and exam.
Please see the doctor who did the laporoscopy as soon as you can. ...Read more
Hysterectomy cost: Your question can have multiple answers. One hospital accross the street can bill 10k for a surgery and the other hospital can bill for the same procedure and equipment 50k or more. These numbers are just examples but I wanted to make a point. Its in your best interest to find out with hospitals inside your local community. Be a well educated patient and ask with no fears. ...Read more
If no raw areas:
If there are no external wounds that are raw, you may swim. Increase your activity gradually, as you will not be in as good a shape as you were before surgery. It is good that you are getting back to your exercise.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Minimally invasive: In terms of invasiveness: using the natural orifice approach is least invasive- this is a vaginal hysterectomy (vh). Next would be laparoscopic hyst, then robotic assisted hysterectomy (rah) &the most invasive is an open abdominal incision (laparotomy). Unfortunately, many surgeons do not have the skills or experience to perform vh or l'scopic hyst. ...Read more
2 weeks: A total laparoscopic hysterectomy done with the da vinci robot makes for a much easier recovery than a traditional hysterectomy. Usually patients can go home the same day or after an overnight hospital stay. Most can go back to work in 2 weeks unless they have a physically demanding job. No intercourse for 6-8 weeks. ...Read more
Please do a full visit where your doctor will explain all the risks and details.
Everyone varies with recovery. I tell people to really feel well between three and six weeks. ...Read more
Great Question: Understand why you are having the hysterectomy. Most of my patients do not have cancer and are having a robotic assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy because of pain, pelvic pressure or bleeding problems. You need to be comfortable with the idea of a hysterectomy, of not having periods any more. Focus on the positive. Make sure you have taken care of details, like food in the house post op. ...Read more
Generally < 24 hours: I do a lot of robotic surgery. I find that most patients can go home later that day (about 4 to 6 hours after surgery) or the following morning. Once a woman is able to get up and walk around a bit, urinate, and keep a little food and liquid down, she is usually ready for discharge. Because robotic surgery involves only "key-hole" incisions, the majority of patients recover much more quickly. ...Read more
Had a hysterectomy nov 4. RObotic. My cervic was removed. Can I have outercourse? No penetration and no partner. Just clitoral stimulus?
Ask your surgeon: You need to ask your surgeon this question who will be aware of any prohibitions to "outercourse". ...Read more
Takes time: The vagina is made of delicate tissue. It takes 6 weeks to heal. ...Read more
Had sex @ 4 weeks after robotic hysterectomy. Could I have an infection. Or what problems could I develope?
I'm having da vinci robotic hysterectomy. It is considered outpatient; for what reason would they keep me in the hospital longer than 1 night/23 hrs?
Yes: Hysterectomy, regardless of route, is considered a major surgery. Howver, robotic hysterectomy is less invasive than open abdominal hysterectomy with quicker recovery and less pain. So there are definite advantages for robotic or laparoscopic surgery when compared to abdominal hysterectomy. Fortunately, abdominal hysterectomy is not needed very often today. ...Read more
Precision: Robot assisted surgery is performed in order to accomplish hysterectomy with minimally invasive method possible when abdominal hysterectomy must be done otherwise. Several small incisins are made in the abdomen and robotic instruments are placed through each incision and the surgeon actually performs the procedure remotely sitting at a surgeon's console controlling all robotic instruments. ...Read more
Had a robotic total hysterectomy last friday and I've been progressively getting worse with pain on right side and right back. Is this normal?
Healing: The body needs to heal. If you had a supracervical hysterectomy, the penis will be hitting the cervix, the remaining part of the uterus. If you had a total hysterectomy, you actually need to wait ten weeks to have sex. The vaginal cuff is delicate and needs time to heal. If you have sex to early, the penis can break right through the vaginal cuff and you will end up back in the operating room. ...Read more
See details: After you have recovered completely, you should be able to wear one. ...Read more
Blood in stool: Post operative complications. These regretfully do happen may be nothing but call your doctor. Your doctor can evaluate and most certainly will want to know. ...Read more
I have severe abdominal swelling since my supracervical robotic hysterectomy, I am 9 weeks post op and the swelling has not gone down too much. Why?
Uncertain: You will need to see your surgeon for an exam. Could be a hernia, but doubtful due that a hernia in a small port site would cause generalized swelling or bloating. Also could be bowel dysmotility, but this would be unlikely 9 weeks out. If you have already sen your surgeon and are not satisfied, seek a second opinion. ...Read more
Can robotic hysterectomy be safe for precancerous conditions of the uterus and ovaries in morbid obese patients?
Possibly: You need to interview a few surgeons in your area and see if they are comfortable using the robotic surgery suite for your surgery. I think every surgeon will have their own view on this. Best of luck. ...Read more
Can be: This is a procedure that requires a highly trained specialist who has plenty of experience in this procedure. In the right hands of a well trained surgeon, it can be highly successful. ...Read more
I'm going to have a hysterectomy and would like to know more about having this done using robotic surgery method.
Robotic hysterectomy using the da vinci surgical system allows the surgeon to perform complex surgery using minimally invasive techniques. We can do hysterectomies this way without making a large incision. The benefits to the patient are less pain, less blood loss and a faster recovery. Wfaa news:
http://macobgyn. Com/drpl/? Q=node/97. ...Read more
In general which has a longer recovery time a robotic hysterectomy or a bladder sling WITH a recocele repair with out mesh for the recocele?
Pain: Generally, slings and minimally invasive hysterectomies, such as robotic, result in very little pain post-operatively. Rectocele repairs are variable from person to person but this usually results in more pain than either of the 2 above. Usually, after a couple of weeks, this pain will resolve also but initially, rectocele repair is usually more painful than robotic hysterectomy. ...Read more
What kind of symptoms might develop from internal scarring after a robotic total hysterectomy (still have ovaries)?
Adhesions after surg: Probably no serious problems will arise but adhesions (or internal scarring) can lead to bowel obstructions and need for surgery. This is unlikely. Also in the case you will need other abdominal surgeries, these adhesions my increase the risk of complications. I would not worry too much about this. Best to you. ...Read more
I had a robotic assisted hysterectomy & a cath for 24 hrs. Now I feel like I have to urinate constantly & am very uncomfortable. No burning & urine i?
Had robotic hysterectomy & had sex @4 weeks. Now having a bloody discharge. Not a lot but enough where I can tell what it is. What's could this be?
Vaginal cuff: The vaginal cuff is an area where the walls of the vagina were sutured closed after the cervix was removed at your surgery. New granulation tissue is "sealing the seam' and may have been disrupted during sex. Call you gyn surgeon and go in to be examined to see if that is the case. Sometimes this area can be cauterized in office with a silver nitrate stick. ...Read more