Don’t put your health off any longer!
A wide variety of benign (non-cancerous) conditions may affect a woman’s reproductive system, which consists of the uterus, vagina, ovaries and fallopian tubes. Most of these conditions affect the uterus, which is the hollow, muscular organ that holds a baby as it grows inside of a pregnant woman. Common types of gynecologic conditions – such as fibroids (non-cancerous growths in the uterine wall), endometriosis (non-cancerous growths of the uterine lining) or prolapse (falling or slipping of the uterus) – can cause chronic pain and heavy bleeding, as well as other disabling symptoms.
When medication and other treatments are unable to relieve symptoms, hysterectomy – the surgical removal of the uterus – is often recommended to provide a more effective, definitive, long-term solution. In fact, this procedure is the most common non-pregnancy-related major surgery performed on women in the United States, and an estimated one third of all U.S. women will have a hysterectomy by age 60.1
Our goal is to get patients back to their normal lives as safely and quickly as possible! With minimally invasive robotic assisted surgical technique, most patients are in and out of the hospital the same day. St. Petersburg General Hospital has been designated a daVinci GYN Robotic Surgery Training Epicenter by Intuitive Surgical Inc. since 2011 and has trained over a hundred robotic surgeons across the country – 1 of only 28 GYN Epicenters in the entire United States and 1 of only 2 in the State of Florida!
- Single-site robotic surgery is now available for gall bladder and hysterectomy. One tiny incision in the belly button is the only scar you will see.
- Experienced robotic surgical staff has been together 5+ years and has completed over 1200 robotic procedures
1 American College of Surgeons and The National Women’s Health Information Center, CDC
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