GyencologyFranciscan’s surgical experts are highly skilled in a variety of minimally invasive surgical techniques including the da Vinci® Surgical System, is a superior tool when compared to conventional open surgery. Robotic-assisted surgery offers your surgeon enhanced, “3D” visualization of your anatomy, which is especially critical when working around delicate and confined structures like the bladder.


Occurring in at least one quarter of all women, benign (non cancerous) uterine fibroid tumors grow underneath the uterine lining, inside the uterine wall, or outside the uterus. Often, surgical treatment of these tumors requires removal of the entire uterus (hysterectomy. This isn’t the best choice for everyone. For example, a woman who hopes to later become pregnant, may want to consider alternatives to hysterectomy like myomectomy, a uterine-preserving procedure performed to remove uterine fibroids.

In many cases, with da Vinci robotic surgery, fibroids can effectively be removed through small incisions, allowing the patient to recover more quickly than with traditional open surgery.

Minimally-invasive robotic hysterectomy

When a hysterectomy is necessary, it’s important to choose the best course of surgical treatment. For many patients, use of the da Vinci robot for hysterectomy is the superior choice for successful surgery and recovery.

When compared to traditional open surgery, robotic gynecologic surgery benefits may include:

  • significantly less pain
  • less blood loss
  • fewer complications
  • less scarring
  • shorter hospital stay
  • faster return to normal daily activities

Learn more about Franciscan surgical expertise for gynecological cancers.

Learn more about surgical treatments for all gynecological conditions available from Franciscan.