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Unread 10-20-2011, 03:25 PM
Da Vinci - how is everything removed?

My uterus is tilted, enlarged, thick, they *think* fibroids as well. Plentiful adhesions. Cervix is going, ovaries are (knock on wood) staying. With the Da Vinci, are things removed through the incisions, or do they sometimes have to take them out vaginally? My pre-op appt isn't until 2 days before my surgery; I called today to ask some questions and was told to "talk to my referring physician"..... given that my "referring physician" is an ARNP I don't see her having all the answers the surgeon would.
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Unread 10-20-2011, 03:43 PM
Re: Da Vinci - how is everything removed?

I'm having the same procedure a few days after you. My doctor says its all removed vaginally. There are some videos on YouTube about the DaVinci method - animated and not gory. Pretty interesting.

Best of luck, sister!
Ara
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Unread 10-20-2011, 03:48 PM
Re: Da Vinci - how is everything removed?

well I just went to my pre-op and my surgery isnt until end of november but I had questions,I will be having the DaVinci and they will take uterus and cervix out vaginally, the said when he did the ablation that I had enough room to put in a cup, or cuff, so thats what he is doing now~~~~~
because they dont know until they get in there what they will find,the plan is this
He will tilt me head down(not all the way to the floor down) for about 10 minutes before they knock me out,they want to make sure oxegen levels ,and all are good and give my bowels and other stuff a chance to shift towards the top of me,guess they can see better that way
planning on keeping the ovaries if I can,dont know what kind of scaring from 2 C-sections either , so until he gets in and see's whats in there and he cant ask me, he will do what he has to do, and the recovery will be based on that..
I feel confidant that it will all turn out fine, but that is what I learned today...
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Unread 10-20-2011, 04:54 PM
Re: Da Vinci - how is everything removed?

grandmallie - looks like our surgery is the same day. I don't have my pre-op till the 22nd of Nov, but I expect to hear the same thing. I only had 1 c-section (and one VBAC) but I wouldn't be surprised to find some scar tissue too. Sound's like you're good to go.
Best of luck to you!

Ara
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