SILS™ Hysterectomy: Surgery with the potential for no visible scars
As a woman considering a hysterectomy, it is important to understand your surgical options. With the SILS™ procedure, women may no longer have to endure multiple incisions, visible scars and long recovery times. The SILS™ hysterectomy can minimize these concerns by allowing surgeons to perform a hysterectomy through a single incision in the belly button – resulting in the potential for no visible scar.
Facts about SILS™ Hysterectomy
- The SILS™ procedure replaces the 3 to 4 incisions required by standard laparoscopic surgery with just one incision in the belly button.
- Hysterectomy is the second most frequent major surgical procedure among reproductive-aged women.
- The SILS™ procedure is done through one 20mm incision in the belly button, slightly smaller than the diameter of a nickel.
- Approximately 600,000 hysterectomies are performed each year in the United States.
- For hysterectomy, SILS™ surgery may also shorten the average recovery time of 3 to 6 weeks typically experienced by most women.
- During 2000-2004, the three conditions most often associated with hysterectomy were fibroid tumors, endometriosis and uterine prolapse.
Find out how the SILS™ hysterectomy compares to traditional surgical options.