Some great information here about one nurse’s experience with a hysterectomy through the use of the DaVinci robot…an interesting read for sure and you may want to follow all of her entries at her blog.
As I write this, my surgery is over and I’m alive! It has been FIVE days since my da Vinci laparoscopic assisted total hysterectomy. Here’s what I had in layman’s terms: I had my uterus taken out — all of it including the cervix. It was done laparoscopically with the assistance of the da Vinci robot. My abdomen was insufflated with CO2 (carbon dioxide gas). I have four small incisions. My ovaries and fallopian tubes were left in.
I chose to have my cervix taken out because I didn’t want to have any more pap smears to contend with spotting / light periods which some women have when they still have there cervix. That’s a bit mind-blowing for me — having a partial hysterectomy and still having a period. Plus there’s a process called morcellation that grinds up the uterus, taking the ground up contents pushing them down through the…
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