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Hysterectomies through Robotic Surgery




Hysterectomy, the removal of the uterus, is one of the options that the physicians at North Carolina OB/GYN and Midwifery employ to treat diseases of the uterus. At North Carolina OB/GYN and Midwifery, hysterectomies through robotic surgery are offered in addition to traditional hysterectomy procedures. Robotic hysterectomies are minimally invasive, no-incision procedures that can be performed in our office.

Patients rarely require emergency hysterectomies, so most of our patients have time to consider all of their options before moving forward. Our physicians are experienced in all areas of hysterectomy and can help you make a careful, informed decision about whether a hysterectomy is indicated, the risks of the procedure, and the alternatives.

Different Types of Hysterectomy Procedures

Hysterectomy procedures fall into two categories: minimally invasive procedures (vaginal and laparoscopic) or open surgery (abdominal). Open surgery is common, but minimally invasive procedures have less pain after the procedure, a shorter hospital stay, and faster recovery. The best hysterectomy route (abdominal, vaginal, or laparoscopic) for you would be determined by how much needs to be removed for the hysterectomy.

Vaginal Hysterectomy

Vaginal hysterectomies are minimally invasive procedures that only require one small incision in the vagina for instruments to remove the uterus through. This procedure can also be used to remove one or both of the ovaries and fallopian tubes. If you have an enlarged uterus or cancer-related medical condition, you may not be a candidate for this type of hysterectomy.

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Laparoscopic hysterectomies are minimally invasive procedures and only require an abdominal incision(s) of less than a centimeter in your navel or abdomen. There are different types of laparoscopic hysterectomies — depending on how much of your uterus or cervix needs to be removed.

Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Robot-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a series of small incisions in your abdomen. Our surgeons use robotic equipment to help see more of the surrounding organs to improve control and decrease blood loss and recovery time when compared to an open surgical procedure.

Abdominal Hysterectomy

Abdominal hysterectomies are the most traditional procedures and the only ones requiring open surgery. Here, the doctor would use one long incision (6 to 12 inches) in the lower abdomen to perform the surgery.


I just went through a hysterectomy with Dr. Gunter. He has been patient, kind, attentive, and willing to address and answer all my questions and issues. I am very lucky to have had him as my doctor for this very difficult operation. I highly recommend Dr. Gunter.

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Total Hysterectomy Compared to Partial Hysterectomy

In a total hysterectomy, a doctor removes your uterus, cervix, ovaries, and fallopian tubes if needed. With a partial hysterectomy, they only remove your uterus.

Recovery Time for Hysterectomy Procedures

Strides in research and technology have allowed North Carolina OB/GYN and Midwifery to offer minimally invasive, day surgery procedures for hysterectomy, drastically reducing hospital and recovery time.

  • Vaginal Hysterectomy – Most patients have an overnight stay; total recovery is at four to six weeks with a return to desk duty at two weeks.
  • Laparoscopic hysterectomy – This is usually an outpatient procedure; total recovery time is four to six weeks with a return to desk duty in two weeks.
  • Robot-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy – Most patients come home the next day; the total recovery time is four to six weeks with a return to the desk in two weeks.
  • Abdominal hysterectomy – Most patients return home within two to three days; complete recovery takes from six to eight weeks.

How Much Does a Robotic Hysterectomy Surgery Cost?

The price of your hysterectomy will depend on the specific details of your surgery. Once your treatment plan has been developed, all costs associated with your procedure will be reviewed with you.

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To find out more about hysterectomies through robotic surgery in Holly Springs, contact our office to schedule a consultation. Our team has extensive experience, and we are dedicated to improving our patients’ lives by providing the highest level of care at every stage of the treatment process. We look forward to helping you achieve your treatment goals and feel your best.

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