Hysterectomy, which involves removal of the uterus and sometimes the ovaries, is still the most appropriate treatment for some women's gynecologic problems.
Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy May Be the Right Choice for You
For some women, a less invasive hysterectomy is a viable option over traditional surgery. Using laparoscopic techniques or robotic surgery such as our da Vinci Robotic System, surgeons remove the uterus with far smaller incisions. This minimally invasive technique results in less blood loss, fewer complications and a quicker recovery.
Single-Incision Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
Single-incision laparoscopic hysterectomy is another minimally invasive procedure. Rather than the traditional, three-inch incision, surgeons make a small incision at the base of the bellybutton. They remove the uterus through this small incision, leaving a barely perceptible scar. Women undergoing this minimally invasive version experience less discomfort and return to normal activities more quickly.