Robotic surgery has allowed us to perform complicated cases like hysterectomies as outpatient procedures. I wanted to walk you through a hysterectomy and show you the steps involved. My patients usually get discharged the same day and are walking the same day. Many can return to light duties within 2 weeks. Hysterectomies are done when a patient is done with child bearing or does not wish to conceive. We perform this procedure for pelvic pain, heavy bleeding, fibroids, endometriosis or other tumors.