Robotic hysterectomy is one of the commonest gynaecological operations carried out using the da Vinci robot. There are various benefits when the hysterectomy is carried out in this manner with the main ones from the patient’s perspective is the reduced pain and the significantly faster overall recovery which can occasionally be down to 2 to 3 weeks instead of the 6 to 8 weeks!
Robotic surgery is otherwise also known as da Vinci surgery. The most popular robotic kit used to perform the surgery is called the da Vinci Robot made by an American company called Intuitive Surgical. Robotic surgery has grown enormously in popularity in the USA and has subsequently also been taken up widely on the European continent. In the UK, uptake has been slow and one of the main reasons for this is the enormous cost of acquiring the da Vinci Robot. You can read more about the costs of a robotic programme.
Robotic surgery has applications in various fields including, general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, gastro-intestinal surgery, gynaecology, urology, and paediatric surgery. Its use in gynaecology is one of the fastest growing fields where it can be applied in both benign gynaecology and gynaecological oncology procedures. Robotic surgery can be used to treat fibroids, abnormal periods, endometriosis, ovarian tumours, utero-vaginal prolapse and gynaecological cancers such as those of the uterus and cervix.
If you would like to contact Anil Tailor to arrange a private appointment then please contact the RSCH Private Patients Office directly on the following number – 01483 571122 Ext 2167.
Anil Tailor has been an NHS Consultant Gynaecologist at Royal Surrey County Hospital (Guildford) and St Peters Hospital (Chertsey) since September 2003. He also practices privately through other hospitals including Runnymede Hospital (Chertsey), Woking Nuffield Hospital, and Frimley Parkside Suite.
On the NHS, his timetable is spread evenly between St Peters and Royal Surrey Hospitals and he runs clinics and operations at both hospitals. As a sub-specialist in gynaecological oncology, his function is to see, investigate and treat patients referred by their GP with a suspicion of cancer.