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Da Vinci...how long a procedure? Da Vinci...how long a procedure?

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Unread 11-08-2011, 01:41 PM
Da Vinci...how long a procedure?

Just wondering how long I'll be in surgery?
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Unread 11-08-2011, 01:53 PM
Re: Da Vinci...how long a procedure?

That depends on a lot of variables, including what exactly you're having done (I see you haven't decided about your ovaries yet) and what they find when they get in there (for example, adhesions, endometriosis) ... best to ask your DR. In general, da Vinci surgeries take a little longer than more traditional surgeries because of the time required to set up before surgery begins.

Good luck with your surgery!

Unread 11-08-2011, 01:57 PM
Re: Da Vinci...how long a procedure?

I was told to expect 2-2.5 hours. I'm planning on adding an extra hour to that range for the extended family - my folks are ones to flip out if things take too long. There are all sorts of reasons these things can take longer! I'll be curious to hear how long it was for other women here.
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Unread 11-08-2011, 02:16 PM
Re: Da Vinci...how long a procedure?

My took 3 hours. Total w/ cervix removal and lyhmp node removed
Unread 11-08-2011, 02:38 PM
Re: Da Vinci...how long a procedure?

I'm so glad you asked this question, I was curious myself. I am having it done on Friday, both ovaries removed, davinci assisted vaginal hysterectomy. I anticipate mine will take longer due to surgical adhesions and because as I've learned over the years, nothing is textbook with me!
Unread 11-08-2011, 07:49 PM
Re: Da Vinci...how long a procedure?

One of my many questions too. I hate having to wait till a week before surgery for my Pre-op appointment.
Unread 11-08-2011, 08:44 PM
Re: Da Vinci...how long a procedure?

mine took over 3 hours but I had my uterus fused to my back....
Unread 11-08-2011, 08:54 PM
Re: Da Vinci...how long a procedure?

I was in surgery for 3hr and 20 min.

Removed: ovaries, tubes, uterus and cervix.

Dr. did a scope with my bladder while he was in there, just because.
Unread 11-16-2011, 09:42 AM
Re: Da Vinci...how long a procedure?

My Dr explained that the surgery is not as long as getting the robot ready. But mine took over 3 hours, surgery was at 7:30am did not get into my room until 12:30, I was surprised at that. I had severe scar tissue, everything was removed.

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