Nearly Scarless Hysterectomy
A hysterectomy is a procedure to surgically remove the uterus. Comparatively speaking, laparoscopic hysterectomy is better from a scarring and recovery standpoint than an abdominal hysterectomy. Abdominal hysterectomy used to be the only option for women and involved a 5- to 7-inch abdominal incision (and consequent scar), a 2- to 3-day hospital stay, and up to 6 weeks of home recovery. But laparoscopic hysterectomy has changed how patients recover, and feel. It still involves several small incisions each on average 5mm and an average recovery time of 2 to 4 weeks, depending on specific type of laparoscopic approach.
Now there’s a newer and improved option. Imagine if you could have your hysterectomy performed with just one single 2cm scar inside your navel—virtually unseen. No scars across the abdomen, no months of recovery, no overnights in the hospital, no continuing pain. Just one day, one incision, one clear, novel, safe option.
A New, Scarless Approach
Treatment has evolved such that now women who require or choose to undergo a hysterectomy have a better option when it comes to scarring and recovery generally associated with that procedure: the single incision, virtually scarless hysterectomy.
With single incision hysterectomy, instrumentation access and operation is via one navel incision, in which a single port is placed. All instrumentation, including a 3D camera and 3 to 4 additional instruments, pass through the single port, rather than in multiple laparoscopic ports placed via incisions across the abdomen.
With one incision, there is the obvious cosmetic benefit of having no visible scars in the area of the abdomen, but there are also additional benefits of reduced pain, shorter hospital stay and recovery time, and general quality of life satisfaction.
Is it right for me?
If you have been counseled in regards to having a hysterectomy for your condition then consider the option of having a hysterectomy with nearly NO scar, quick recovery and no hospital stay. The best next step is to consult an expert to see if this option is right for you.
An expert can provide you with some guidance based on your own specific situation, and can offer you the best current options that capitalize on the newest surgical technologies. Call Dr. Ghozland’s office at 310-393-9359 to obtain a professional diagnosis and to review single incision scarless hysterectomy.