Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy Specialist
Dr. Anthony Adams is a board-certified OB/GYN who offers the use of laser and robotic technology as part of his practice. At Apogee Women's Health, Dr. Adams and his staff can perform laparoscopic hysterectomies allowing patients to heal faster and return home within a few hours of the procedure. The facility serves patients throughout the Atlanta and College Park areas of central Georgia.

Hysterectomy Q & A

Apogee Women's Health

How does the DaVinci® robot minimize the trauma of a hysterectomy?

The DaVinci robot is a state of the art piece of equipment that allows Dr. Adams to perform hysterectomies and other laparoscopic procedures with exacting precision. The size and dexterity of the robot let Dr. Adams work within a minimal amount of space; he can perform precise movements, reducing the amount of tissue that’s affected by the procedure.

By using the DaVinci robot, Dr. Adams can perform even the most invasive procedures through small laparoscopic incisions. That allows for less tissue damage and trauma to the body. Smaller incisions also mean a shorter recovery time and much less scarring than with more traditional incisions.

What is the difference between a minimally invasive, laparoscopic procedure and a conventional surgery?

Traditional surgery involves making a wide incision through all layers of your abdomen. These incisions can be anywhere from four to ten inches long depending on the procedure. The recovery time for a conventional surgery is extensive when compared to that of a laparoscopic procedure. The risk of infection is also much greater.

Laparoscopic procedures, on the other hand, are performed through three small incisions that are less than two inches long. With the use of robotics and lasers, Dr. Adams can minimize tissue damage by performing precise, accurate movements. That hastens the healing process, reduces the risk of infection, and also dramatically reduces scarring.

What are the benefits of a laparoscopic procedure?

Laparoscopic procedures reduce the amount of trauma to the body as a whole. Small incisions mean much less damage to the tissues and abdominal wall. That also reduces the amount of noticeable scarring after everything has healed. There are other primary benefits, too:

  • The use of lasers and the DaVinci robot allow Dr. Adams to work within your body without causing damage to tissues surrounding the treatment area.
  • Precision movements allow him to perform procedures quickly and efficiently.
  • Because there's less tissue damage and stress on the body, the healing process is much shorter and more complete.
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