Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy at Outpatient Surgery Centers
Historically, a hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that requires open abdominal surgery, a hospital stay for several days to recover, and limitations to movement as the wound heals. At Specialty Surgical Center, hysterectomies are performed using minimally invasive techniques and on an outpatient basis, which means that the recovery time is shorter, pain is less, and patients are able to return home the same day of their procedure.
According to WebMd.com, more than 600,000 hysterectomies are performed every year in the United States, and only about 20% of those are minimally invasive. However, many physicians argue that more of the 80% of traditionally performed hysterectomies could be done using minimally invasive techniques, including total laparoscopic hysterectomy – in which a small incision will be made in the abdomen or the belly button – and laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy – which is done through the vagina using a laparoscope.
One of the greatest benefits in the use of minimally invasive techniques is the significant reduction in healing time. Patients who undergo traditional hysterectomies that are performed through a large abdominal incision generally take six weeks to recover, while those who undergo minimally invasive hysterectomies recover in two weeks or less. Other benefits include minimal blood loss, reduced risk of infection, and lower postop pain.
While there may be factors that rule some patients out for minimally invasive hysterectomy surgery, many patients are candidates for this option. It’s important to find a surgeon who is experienced in the procedure and can answer all of your questions. At an outpatient surgery center like Specialty Surgery Center in Sparta, New Jersey, a minimally invasive hysterectomy can be an extremely safe option and can have patients on the road to recovery and back to their lives very quickly.
To find out if you are a candidate for a minimally invasive hysterectomy, speak to your surgeon or call Specialty Surgery Center at 973-940-3166.
Specialty Surgical Center is located in Sparta, New Jersey and our staff consists of board certified surgeons and anesthesiologists performing procedures in Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Spinal Care, Podiatry, Urology, Pain Management, ENT, Hand Surgery, Lithotripsy, Brachytherapy, GYN and Laser Surgery.
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