USF urogynecologist co-authors patient guide to robotic hysterectomy

Lennox Hoyte, MD, MSEECS, director of urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery at the USF College of Medicine and director of urogynecology at Tampa General Hospital, has co-authored the first book on robotic hysterectomy, geared especially for women considering hysterectomy.

Dr. Hoyte wrote Robotic Hysterectomy, a patient guide to hysterectomy with less pain and faster recovery, along with Dr. Abraham Shashoua, director of minimally invasive and robotic gynecological surgery at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Dr. Lennox Hoyte

One in three women in the U.S. will undergo a hysterectomy, or surgical removal of the uterus, before age 60. Reasons for hysterectomy include reproductive cancers, prolapse, fibroids, and abnormal bleeding. The book outlines the reasons for surgery and different ways to perform a hysterectomy with an emphasis on robotic surgery as an alternative to traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopic hysterectomy. It also covers the anatomy of the uterus, ovaries and tissues related to hysterectomy, as well as how to prepare for, and recovery from robotic surgery, frequently asked questions, and the advantages of the da Vinci robotic surgical system.

Dr. Hoyte was the first physician on the Tampa General Hospital robotic surgery team to be listed on the da Vinci Surgery national website. He is the medical director of the USF Health da VinciĀ® Center for Computer Assisted Training in Tampa, and has trained many surgeons in the use of the da Vinci Surgical System.

The da Vinci system enables surgeons, including those performing minimally invasive gynecologic, urologic and other surgeries, to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with precision.

Dr. Hoyte maintains an active urogynecology practice, where he treats women with pelvic organ prolapse, urinary and fecal incontinence and bladder control problems. His practice website is located at

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