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Learn More About Da Vinci Surgery Options at Oneida Healthcare

Oneida Healthcare is thrilled to provide a variety of minimally invasive surgery options for patients at our state-of-the-art Robotic Surgery Center. Procedures including minimally invasive hysterectomies and single-site-gallbladder surgeries can be performed with small incisions and reduced pain and discomfort. Plus, with robotic surgery patients normally experience incredibly shortened recovery times; meaning you can get back to doing what's important.


GYN da Vinci Surgery

Discover Advanced GYN surgery at Oneida Health Care

Oneida Health Care is Madison and Oneida County's exclusive robotic surgery center. We bring a minimal invasive approach to hysterectomy and other GYN procedures. With the help of the Da Vinci surgical system, surgeons are able to make tiny incisions with greater control and precision. The Da Vinci helps reduces the surgical risk and allows our clients to return to normal activity in just 2 weeks.

Benefits of Da Vinci GYN surgery:

  • Low Blood Loss
  • Low rate of complications
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery time
  • Minimal scarring

da Vinci® Hysterectomy

Many women suffer from gynecologic conditions that may require a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus). Today, women facing a hysterectomy have a state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgical option – da Vinci Hysterectomy.

Why da Vinci Surgery?

daVinci minimally invasive hysterectomyWith the da Vinci System, surgeons operate through a few small incisions instead of a large open incision - similar to traditional laparoscopy. The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and special wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. As a result, da Vinci enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.

State-of-the-art da Vinci uses the latest in surgical and robotics technologies and is beneficial for performing complex and delicate surgery. Your surgeon is 100% in control of the da Vinci System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body. da Vinci – taking surgery beyond the limits of the human hand.


Depending on how severe your symptoms are, your treatments and conditions may differ. Some gynecologic conditions can be eased with lifestyle changes or medicine, and others may require surgery. With the minimal invasive approach helps reduces many of the risks and may be a more desirable alternative then many traditional approaches.

Common Types of GYN Conditions

  • Fibroids – non-cancerous growths in the uterine wall
  • Endometriosis- non-cancerous growths of the uterine line
    • The tissue that lines your uterus also grows outside of your uterus. This tissue is called implants or lesions, and is usually found in your pelvic area.
    • Endometriosis is usually diagnosed between ages 25 to 35 but can occur anytime during a woman’s reproductive years, from menstruation through menopause.
  • Prolapse – falling or slipping of the uterus
  • Benign conditions may affect a woman’s reproductive system

Common Gynecologic symptoms

Many common symptoms of gynecologic are abdominal pain, bleeding and swelling or bloating. Depending on your gynecologic condition you may experience more then one symptoms:

  • Pain
  • Pelvic discomfort
  • Pelvic pressure
  • Abdominal tenderness
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Backache
  • Back pain
  • Painful urination and/or bowel movements
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Bleeding
  • Very heavy or abnormal bleeding
  • Bleeding longer than 7 days
  • Periods lasting longer than 21 days
  • Periods more than 35 days apart
  • Spotting/bleeding between periods
  • Spotting/bleeding after menopause
  • Passing blood clots
  • Bleeding after intercourse
  • Vaginal discharge tinged with blood
  • Difficulty urinating or having bowel movements
  • Infertility
  • Feeling of pressure on your bladder or rectum
  • Slipping or dropping of your vagina or uterus
  • Feeling heaviness or pressure in your pelvis
  • Constant abdominal pressure
  • Swelling or bloating
  • Urgent need to urinate
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Pain while standing or walking

Talk to you Doctor if you are bothered by any of the symptoms above.

All surgery presents risk, including da Vinci Surgery. Results, including cosmetic results, may vary.  Serious complications may occur in any surgery, up to and including death. Examples of serious and life-threatening complications, which may require hospitalization, include injury to tissues or organs; bleeding; infection, and internal scarring that can cause long-lasting dysfunction or pain. Temporary pain or nerve injury has been linked to the inverted position often used during abdominal and pelvic surgery. Patients should understand that risks of surgery include potential for human error and potential for equipment failure. Risk specific to minimally invasive surgery may include: a longer operative time; the need to convert the procedure to other surgical techniques; the need for additional or larger incision sites; a longer operation or longer time under anesthesia than your surgeon originally predicts.  Converting the procedure to open could mean a longer operative time, long time under anesthesia, and could lead to increased complications. Research suggests that there may be an increased risk of incision-site hernia with single-incision surgery. Patients who bleed easily, have abnormal blood clotting, are pregnant or morbidly obese are typically not candidates for minimally invasive surgery, including da Vinci Surgery. Other surgical approaches are available. Patients should review the risks associated with all surgical approaches. They should talk to their doctors about their surgical experience and to decide if da Vinci is right for them. For more complete information on surgical risks, safety and indications for use, please refer to http://www.davincisurgery.com/da-vinci-surgery/safety-information.php