Know The Risks Of An Open Or Robotic Hysterectomy
An estimated 500,000 hysterectomies will be performed in the United States in 2017, with many of them as higher-risk open or robotic hysterectomy procedures. These surgeries can lead to complications, resulting in additional surgeries to repair delicate areas in the pelvis that can be damaged during the operation, including the bowel, bladder, ureter or blood vessels. To minimize the risk of these complications, the laparoscopic GYN specialists at The Center for Innovative GYN Care developed the DualPortGYN hysterectomy.
The Modern Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: DualportGYN
“A DualPortGYN hysterectomy combines laparoscopic GYN surgery techniques as well as protective techniques to ensure the patient has the best outcome possible,” said Paul MacKoul, MD. “We developed a safer procedure in the process.”
“Hysterectomies performed with DualPortGYN take advantage of specialized techniques,” said Natalya Danilyants. “Blood loss is controlled and the pelvic cavity is clearly visible through a mapping technique using just 2 small incisions no larger than a paper cut through the patient’s midline. This means that the incisions do not have to go through the muscle, and patients experience less discomfort. Procedures can be performed safely in under an hour on average.”
DualPortGYN hysterectomies are performed on an outpatient basis. Patients return home the same day and many women are able to see a significant improvement in the pain within the first 24 hours.
Get The Facts: Hysterectomy Risks By Procedure
Open procedures: Patients are left with a large incision that can take up to 8 weeks to heal. They have a higher likelihood of pelvic adhesions forming after the surgery due to scarring. These procedures are often performed by non-specialist surgeons. Open procedures have higher risk of infection.
Robotic procedures are performed with a surgeon on the other side of the room at a control panel, and often require a urologist to be on standby to perform ureter repairs. OB/GYNs often do not have privileges to perform ureter, bladder or bowel repairs for these types of surgery. Robotic surgery has a significantly higher cost compared to conventional laparoscopy.
Book A Consultation With A CIGC Specialist
The Center for Innovative GYN Care ensures optimal patient outcomes through exclusive Laparoscopic GYN surgical techniques taught to an elite group of minimally invasive GYN specialists. The CIGC co-founders Dr. Paul MacKoul, MD, Dr. Natalya Danilyants, MD and CIGC-trained physician Dr. Rupen Baxi, MD are focused entirely on surgery. Personalized care helps patients understand their condition and the recommended treatment tailored to each patient so that they can have confidence from the very start. Learn more about a DualPortGYN hysterectomy. - NAPSI