Gynecologic Robotic Surgery Instructions

Loma Linda University Medical Center is committed to whole person healing—body, mind and spirit. Mental preparation for surgery has been shown in a number of studies to help improve surgical outcomes and recovery time. Here are some of the most important instructions for our most common gynecologic robotic surgery procedures. To start on the path to wellness through robotic surgery, contact us today!

Pre-Op Instructions

Before you are scheduled for a robotic hysterectomy or other gynecologic robotic surgery, you will have a detailed consultation with your physician. He or she will provide you with detailed information about the procedure, take a comprehensive medical history and answer any questions you may have about treatment through robotic surgery.

Once your surgery is scheduled, you will be given pre-surgical dietary instructions and you may need to have some additional lab tests.

Post-Op Instructions

On the day of your robotic surgery, you'll meet with your surgical team. Once anesthesia has been administered, the surgery should take between 2-4 hours. Depending on the type of your procedure, fibroids, your uterus and/or other surrounding tissue will be removed.

Once the surgery is complete, you'll spend some time in the recovery area then will be transferred to your regular room. By the end of the day, you should be able to walk with assistance.

Most robotic surgery patients are able to return home the day after their surgery. Before you are discharged, you'll be given some specific directions for the healing process. When you return for your follow up appointment, your physician will provide you with any additional treatment instructions. Most women return to regular activities within 2-3 weeks of having robotic surgery.