Risks of Robotic Hysterectomy Procedures

Robotic Hysterectomy Surgery

Although a minimally invasive option, robotic hysterectomy surgery still entails risks. Similar to risks of all hysterectomy surgeries, complications and side effects associated with robotic hysterectomy can include:

  • Infection and blood loss
  • Urinary incontinence, frequency, and urgency
  • Decreased sexual function
  • Emotional and psychological side effects
  • Hormonal complications, which may contribute to cardiovascular problems and osteoporosis

Robotic hysterectomy surgery has been proven to facilitate faster recovery than traditional hysterectomy surgeries. While proponents often claim that robotic surgery offers fewer risks to patients, these claims have been challenged by many in the medical community. Studies conducted by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOC) and published in the Journal of The American Medical Association (JAMA) found that while patients who undergo this advanced procedure are less likely to require hospital stays, there was no substantial difference between traditional hysterectomy surgeries and robotic hysterectomy surgeries regarding complications with blood loss.

What studies like the one published in JAMA ultimately indicate is that hysterectomies, and the conditions for which they treat, still remain shrouded in uncertainty throughout the medical community. As Hysterectomy.com is a comprehensive resource designed to increase awareness and promote prevention and early detection, we strive to help women gain access to factual, unbiased information that can aid them in their decision to undergo any type of hysterectomy. If you wish to find more information about robotic hysterectomy, other surgical approaches, and available alternatives, please submit a contact form.