Hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus, and possibly the ovaries and fallopian tubes. Approximately one third of all women in the United States elect to have a hysterectomy by the age of 60.
The most common approaches to hysterectomy include: open hysterectomy, vaginal hysterectomy, and minimally invasive hysterectomy (traditional laparoscopy or robotically-assisted da Vinci Surgery).
Vaginal Hysterectomy is performed through an incision in your vagina and abdominal hysterectomy involves removing the uterus through an incision in your abdomen.
Laparoscopic Surgery is minimally invasive. With traditional laparoscopy, your surgeon operates through a few, small incisions using long instruments and a small camera.
Robotically-Assisted da Vinci Surgery is another laparoscopic option. Your uterus is also removed through a few small incisions (ports) in your abdomen. da Vinci technology provides your surgeon with enhanced 3-D HD vision, precision and control.
Single-Site/Single Incision is performed through a small incision in your belly button using single-incision traditional laparoscopy or da Vinci® Single-Site® Surgery. These procedures allow for virtually scarless results.