Single-site Hysterectomy

Many women undergo hysterectomies every year to remove part or all of their reproductive organs. The reasons vary from uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse, and other disorders. There are many different ways of performing a hysterectomy, although more women than ever are undergoing minimally invasive operations, such as the revolutionary new incisionless single-site hysterectomies. These procedures are robotically assisted for greater precision. A single 2-centimeter incision is made in the belly button, through which the entire uterus is removed in sections. Patients awaken to shorter recovery time, less pain, and a lower risk of post-surgical complications.
Did you know…
that hysterectomy is the second most commonly performed operation among women of reproductive age? As the number of incisionless hysterectomies go up, the number of traditional inpatient procedures have been quickly going down. In fact, the rate of inpatient hysterectomies in the U.S. was just 3.3 women per 10,000 in 2008 compared with 4.6 per 10,000 in 2002.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Incisionless Single-site Hysterectomy?
Incisionless Single-site Hysterectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure where the uterus is removed through a single small incision usually made in the belly button, resulting in minimal scarring and faster recovery compared to traditional hysterectomy procedures.