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Is a robotic hysterectomy still a major surgery?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. PAUL EUN
Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. PAUL EUN
Dr. PAUL EUN
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Justban advanced technique, but it is still major surgery.

In brief: Yes

Justban advanced technique, but it is still major surgery.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
A robotic TLH (total laparoscopic hysterectomy) is the same as a traditional laparoscopic hysterectomy as far as what is being done inside your body. The only difference is the tools being used to complete the surgery. It is still major surgery, though recovery may be fairly rapid and patients can typically go home in less than 24 hours.
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

A robotic hysterectomy is a major surgery because it takes place inside the abdominal cavity and involves dissection of major organs and blood vessels with significant possible risks and complications.
On the other hand, using the robot reduces the post-operative pain and recovery time so it feels less "major" than an open procedure.

In brief: Yes

A robotic hysterectomy is a major surgery because it takes place inside the abdominal cavity and involves dissection of major organs and blood vessels with significant possible risks and complications.
On the other hand, using the robot reduces the post-operative pain and recovery time so it feels less "major" than an open procedure.
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

It still is a large surgery but recovery is much quicker. Most of my patients who undergo robotic hysterectomy go home the same day and almost all have a full recovery in 2 weeks.
Think of it as a big surgery through small incisions.

In brief: Yes

It still is a large surgery but recovery is much quicker. Most of my patients who undergo robotic hysterectomy go home the same day and almost all have a full recovery in 2 weeks.
Think of it as a big surgery through small incisions.
Dr. Michael Traub
Dr. Michael Traub
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yes

Even though the robotic hysterectomy is a minimally invasive surgery, it is still a majory surgery.

In brief: Yes

Even though the robotic hysterectomy is a minimally invasive surgery, it is still a majory surgery.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Intermediate

Laparoscopic hysterectomy, either with or without robotic technology, is minimally-invasive surgery that removes a major organ.
Although the abdominal incisions are very small, there is a vaginal incision about 4cm in length that has to heal. We tell our patients 2 weeks of serious convalescence.

In brief: Intermediate

Laparoscopic hysterectomy, either with or without robotic technology, is minimally-invasive surgery that removes a major organ.
Although the abdominal incisions are very small, there is a vaginal incision about 4cm in length that has to heal. We tell our patients 2 weeks of serious convalescence.
Dr. Michael Swor
Dr. Michael Swor
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