Robotic Hysterectomy Relieves Years of Pain and Discomfort

Lethargic and depressed, Dana Hughes says she would often spend up to three weeks on the sofa when her symptoms were at their worst. Suffering from abnormal uterine bleeding, the 33 year old knew her hormonal imbalance and severe blood loss was taking a toll. “My life had stopped.”


Gynecology - Robotic Surgery

Until recently, surgery for most gynecologic conditions was performed using a large abdominal incision. This is because while conventional laparoscopic surgery is effective for many routine procedures, the long-handled, rigid instruments used in laparoscopy are not usually considered effective for delicate or complex operations.

Fortunately, there is a minimally invasive option for treating gynecologic conditions designed to overcome the limits of traditional open and laparoscopic surgery – Hillcrest Robotic Surgery da Vinci Surgery.


Robotic Surgery - Dr. Durwood Neal MD

Dr. Durwood Neal MD
Medical Director,
Urology Center at Hillcrest

For more than 20 years, Durwood (Woody) Neal, Jr., MD, has practiced urology. A diplomat in the American Board of Urology since 1989, Dr. Neal completed his residency in Surgery and Urology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.