3D Imaging System
At Complete Care Surgical Center, we think every woman who faces the decision to have a hysterectomy should be fully aware of her options. For the past 17 years, we have dedicated ourselves to providing our patients with the highest quality care, the leading surgeons, and the most innovative new imaging technologies available to ensure a decrease in post-operative discomfort, scarring, and recovery time. We now offer the newest, most advanced type of hysterectomy called the Laparo-Endoscope Single-Site Surgery (LESS) so women can get back to their normal, healthy lives safely, faster, and with no visible scarring.
Laparo-Endoscope Single-Site Surgery (LESS) Hysterectomy
LESS is a new, highly advanced, minimally-invasive approach for performing a hysterectomy. This specialized approach allows our surgeons to perform the entire procedure through one single incision in the belly button, as opposed to several small scars across the abdomen or one long scar from either side of the pelvic area. This revolutionary procedure ensures the utmost safety, no visible scarring, and same-day recovery.
Step By Step Animation of the LESS Hysterectomy
Benefits of a LESS Hysterectomy
- Less Time in the Hospital – Laparoscopic hysterectomies require less time in the hospital compared to abdominal hysterectomy. Most patients can expect to go home the same day as surgery or within 24 hours, whereas abdominal hysterectomies usually require 5-6 days in the hospital.
- Quicker Recovery – With laparoscopic hysterectomy, many patients return to normal activity within a few weeks. Abdominal hysterectomy patients can expect up to 6 weeks or more of recovery.
- Less Pain & Scarring – Laparoscopic hysterectomy procedures only require a few small incisions, which means less postoperative pain compared to abdominal hysterectomy. The smaller incisions also result in less scarring on the abdomen.
Hysterectomy Procedure Comparisons
Hysterectomy Procedure Incisions
Technologically Advanced 3D System
3D technology has advanced dramatically in the past decade and is now being incorporated into laparoscopic hysterectomies. We offer the latest in 3D laparoscopic hysterectomy approaches at our facilities. This method offers further reduced pain and hemorrhaging, as well as shorter recovery times, less discomfort, and better cosmetic results.
The 3D laparoscope can be bent up to 100 degrees in four directions which provides a front view and additional angles of the tissue during the procedure. The flexibility to view from any angle allows Complete Care Surgical Center surgeons to move through smaller spaces with precision, especially during such a technically-difficult procedure.
The laparoscope uses two cameras, each with its own signal to mimic human eyesight, which is processed by a video system to generate a high-resolution 3D image. The image is then displayed on a monitor and viewed through 3D glasses, providing a realistic, three-dimensional image.
LESS Hysterectomy versus Robotic Hysterectomy
LESS hysterectomy is different from robotic surgery. While both are minimally invasive procedures, LESS requires a smaller incision than single incision robotic hysterectomy. LESS is also far less expensive than robotic surgery and takes less time to perform. There is a limited amount of published medical evidence comparing LESS hysterectomy to robotic hysterectomy. However, one study involving 150 women showed a higher complication rate with robotic hysterectomy (5.3%, or approximately 1 of every 20 patients) when compared with LESS (1.3%, or roughly 1 out of every 100 patients). In addition, robotic hysterectomy took, on average, almost three hours (175 minutes) wherein LESS hysterectomy averaged just over two hours (122 minutes). A recent medical study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that in over 2000 procedures performed, robotic hysterectomy cost an average of $2,200 more per procedure without demonstrating any added medical benefit. Furthermore, the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (the medical society of gynecologic surgeons), as a general rule, do not medically support the use of robotic hysterectomy to treat patients for benign (non-cancerous) gynecologic conditions.
Do I Really Need A Hysterectomy?
If you are considering hysterectomy, you’re not alone. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, about one-third of American women will have a hysterectomy by the time they are sixty years of age. Over 615,000 women in the United States will undergo a hysterectomy this year. Approximately ninety percent of these women will consult their doctor because they have fibroids, excissive menstrual bleeding, endometriosis, uterine prolapse, and/or female reproductive cancers.