192016Oct

Five Fast Facts about Minimally-Invasive Gynecological Surgery

Dr. Heidi Wittenberg of the Urogynecology Center of San Francisco (UGCSF) specializes in minimally-invasive gynecological surgery, also known as da Vinci robotic surgery. Da Vinci robotic surgery allows your surgeon to control the robotic instruments from a console for precision and smaller incisions on the surgical site. At UGCSF, Dr. Wittenberg utilizes the da Vinci…

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162016Feb

Do I Really Need a Hysterectomy?

It’s understandable for a patient to be taken aback when their provider recommends a hysterectomy. The procedure has a reputation of being a significant and invasive surgery that often requires a long period of recovery. Today, the modern hysterectomy can differ from patient to patient and not all are invasive. Some women are candidates for…

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142015Dec

Dr. Wittenberg Performs Successful Laparoscopic Robotic Hysterectomy

Dr. Wittenberg recently performed a laparoscopic robotic hysterectomy on a patient with a 24-week size uterine fibroid that weighed over 1200 grams. Dr. Wittenberg kindly took the time to answer questions in regard to this recent surgery below. What were the patient’s symptoms prior to the hysterectomy? The patient presented with menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding)…

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72015Dec

What You Need to Know About da Vinci Robotic Surgery

At Urogynecology Center of San Francisco (UGCSF), we utilize da Vinci robotic surgery in order to provide our patients with surgical treatment that is innovative and non-invasive. Many surgeries performed without da Vinci robotic surgery, such as a hysterectomy, are typically quite invasive and require more time to recover. Dr. Heidi Wittenberg of UGSF specializes…

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