For some patients, a hysterectomy means several days in the hospital and 6 weeks of recovery.
But things are changing, and surgeons are getting a little help in the operating room.
In addition to hysterectomies, surgeons are also removing fibroids, prostates and gall bladders with the help of the Davinci.
They expect to be able to use it in the future for heart surgery as well.
Michelle Dunaway shows us what a difference it's making at MidMichigan Medical Center Midland in today's Healthy Living.