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Is a da Vinci hysterectomy the same as a laparoscopic hysterectomy? Is a da Vinci hysterectomy the same as a laparoscopic hysterectomy?

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Unread 04-09-2008, 04:05 PM
Is a da Vinci hysterectomy the same as a laparoscopic hysterectomy?

Is the Da Vinci the same as when the doc tells you they are doing "laprascopic hysterectomy" or are the two totally different procedures?
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Unread 04-09-2008, 04:20 PM
DaVinchi method

It is completely different. They make 4 or 5 (I had 5) puncture wounds in your abdomen where the insert the probes that cut and cauterize whatever parts you are having removed.
You can watch ORLivedotcom for the whole procedure. I did before I got mine done. Truly amazing.
Let me know what you think.
Unread 04-09-2008, 06:48 PM
Is a da Vinci hysterectomy the same as a laparoscopic hysterectomy?

DaVinci is a type of laprascopic.. but it is much more advanced. The way it was described to me is that the DaVinci robotic technique allows for much more normal range of motion .. whereas the older laprascopic methods the instruments can only move in two directions.

The DaVinci also allows for much greater viewing due to magnification and such fine manipulation that the surgeon can sample lymph nodes if necessary (for hysts for cancer or suspected cancer).

I didn't watch the video before my surgery.. didn't want to and didn't have a high speed connection anyhow.

For a surgery I really did NOT want to have, but really NEEDED to have.... the DaVinci was the very best alternative for me. I ended up with 6 small incisions.. they had some difficulty with my anatomy, so needed an extra port. Most people seem to get by with 5.
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Unread 04-09-2008, 06:56 PM
Is a da Vinci hysterectomy the same as a laparoscopic hysterectomy?

the newest daVinci gives the surgeon a hi-def (1080i) 3-D picture of what's in your abdomen—better than what he can see with an abdominal surgery.

I only had 4 incisions.

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