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Single-Site robotic surgery offers the benefits of minimally invasive surgery, but also provides you an important cosmetic benefit.
By age 60, an estimated one-third of all U.S. women has a hysterectomy, surgical removal of the uterus, in order to treat cancer and a variety of benign causes such as fibroid tumors, slippage of the uterus and severe cases of endometriosis.
The least invasive procedure has an added cosmetic benefit.
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
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.
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. Mary Medical Center, 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 or to find a physician, please call 562.491.4895 or use our search tool to Find a Doctor