Many women are candidates to undergo minimally invasive surgery when they need hysterectomy. This involves making small button-hole incisions through which to insert laparoscopy camera and micro-instruments to complete the procedure, rather than a large open incision. This approach decreases blood loss, surgical risk, and recovery times.
At Selah, our surgeons are well-trained and experienced in this type of surgery, performing hundreds of successful procedures every year. We sometimes observe that women are not given this option for surgery elsewhere because they are told their uterus is too large or bulky from fibroids to accommodate this surgery.
We are always happy to provide a second-opinion consultation to confirm this assessment or to offer the minimally invasive approach when it is appropriate. Even an enlarged uterus can often be removed laparoscopically by an experienced surgeon.