Gynecology

Benefits of da Vinci GYN Surgery

Traditional gynecology surgery meant a 6–8 week recovery. For a busy woman, the thought of that much time is probably overwhelming. Here's some great news — you now have the ability to get a hysterectomy that could help you get back to your life faster. With the Midlands' only robotic-assisted technology, the experienced physicians at Palmetto Health have performed more than 1,200 GYN surgeries using the da Vinci technology. Compared to traditional surgery, patients choosing da Vinci® surgery may experience:

  • Smaller surgical incisions (typically 1–2 cm)
  • Reduced blood loss and need for transfusions
  • Less post-operative pain and discomfort
  • Less risk of infection
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery and return to normal daily activities

Types of Da Vinci® GYN Surgeries

Our gynecologists perform the following surgeries utilizing advanced da Vinci® robotic-assisted technology:

Da Vinci® Trained GYN Surgeons

Palmetto Health is Columbia's leader in caring for women, and the area's only provider offering da Vinci® robotic-assisted surgery. If you've been told you need a hysterectomy or myomectomy, visit one of our highly skilled robotic GYN surgeons to determine if you're a candidate for da Vinci® surgery.

Doug Addy, MD – Sandhills Women's Care

Thomas Austin, MD – Sandhills Women's Care

Myles Davis, MD – Columbia Women's Healthcare

Thomas Giudice, MD – South Carolina OB-GYN

David Holladay, MD – South Carolina OB-GYN

Christopher T. Hutchinson, MD – Three Rivers OB/GYN Associates

Todd Kraemer, MD – Kraemer Women's Care

Albert E Odom, MD – Columbia Women's Healthcare

Andrea Pezzella, MD – Southern Urogynecology

Sarah E. Smith, MD – University Specialty Clinics, Dept. of OB-GYN

Alexander Smythe, MD – Columbia Women's Healthcare

Lisa B. Spiryda, MD, PhD – University Specialty Clinics, Dept. of OB-GYN

Mark D. Wild, MD – Three Rivers OB/GYN Associates 

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