An estimated one-third of all U.S. women have a hysterectomy (surgical removal of the uterus) by age 60. This helps to treat uterine cancer, cervical cancer, and a variety of benign causes such as fibroid tumors, slippage of the uterus, and severe cases of endometriosis.
A great deal of progress has been made in the range of surgical options available for treatment, including the newest Single-Site™, robotic surgery procedure.
A Single Incision. Virtually No Scar.
The least invasive procedure has an added cosmetic benefit.
Robotic Surgery Alternative
The surgery is performed with just one incision in the belly button, the thinnest part of the abdominal wall.* Once healed, any scarring is nearly undetectable.Virtually scarless
- Minimal pain
- Less pain medication
- Low blood loss
- Short hospital stay
- Fast recovery
If you and your doctor have decided a hysterectomy is needed, the Single-Site procedure may offer you a safer, more effective alternative to other laparoscopic and traditional surgeries.
*Depending on your situation, it is possible your surgeon could require additional incisions to complete your surgery.
Talk with Your Doctor to Make the Best Decision for You
Robot-assisted surgery is appropriate for many women, even those who have had previous abdominal surgeries, like Cesarean deliveries. The Single-Site tools are available through the da Vinci Surgical System at St. Bernardine, and the procedure is performed by specially trained physicians.
Before you decide on what type of surgery is right for you, discuss your options with your doctor to understand potential benefits and risks. Every patient’s surgical experience varies, but the benefits many patients experience with Single-Site hysterectomy are worth a close review to see if you are a good candidate.
For more information about Single-Site Hysterectomy at St. Bernardine, please download our brochure.
Learn More About DaVinci Surgery At St. Bernardine Medical Center
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