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Uterine fibroids, bleeding and pain, bladder issues. Difference between laproscopic hysterectomy and da vinci robot? Hysterectomy will fix bladder?

I am having a total hysterectomy on April 22nd. I have uterine fibroids, bleeding and pain, bladder issues. My gyno recommended the da vinci surgery but I have read alot of articles about lawsuits and doctors not getting enough training. Very scary. What would the difference be if I had a laproscopic hysterectomy as opposed to the da vinci robot? Also, my doctor did not talk about my bladder issues (stress incontinence). Can he fix my bladder while doing the hysterectomy?
Asked On : Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCM.
There is no difference in outcome,procedure is done on the same way. da vinci might be faster, but speed isnt important for such kind of surgery. So whatever is used it is all the same. Recovery and complications are the same too. YOur bladder function might be improved after hysterectomy,but it isnt advisable to do bladder repair and hysterectomy at the same time.
Wish you good health.
Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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