Having a hysterectomy used to mean major, open surgery and a lengthy recovery. Patients often experienced extended hospital stays and had to avoid normal activities like driving for up to six weeks. All that has changed thanks to robotic surgery and minimally invasive hysterectomies at St. Petersburg General Hospital.
Watch this video to learn about some of the benefits of having a minimally invasive hysterectomy. In this robotic procedure, five small cuts are all that are required. Patients can leave the hospital the same day with Band-Aids over their tiny incision sites.
If you need a hysterectomy, talk to your doctor about whether robotic surgery at St. Petersburg General Hospital is right for you. You can learn more about all of our services, including our Women’s Center and OBGYN team, by calling our St. Petersburg hospital at (888) 741-5122.