Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS)
SILS Hysterectomy; LESS Hysterectomy
Single Site Hysterectomy
|Posted by rcmcc on January 22, 2016 at 4:50 PM||comments (4095)|
600 SILS hysterectomies...Complication rate less than 0.5%...
It still amazes me that surgeons will not embrace this technique. The rapid return to activity and the patients genuine appreciation for it have continued to impress me. I will continue to promote it as long as I am able.
|Posted by rcmcc on November 5, 2014 at 3:00 PM||comments (25)|
Well, we just completed our 500th SILS hysterectomy. It reinforces the premise that when patients are given an option of multiple incisions vs 1 incision the choice is obvious... 1000 less incisions compared to traditional laprascopic and robotic hysterectomies. Hopefully, more people will become aware of this option.
|Posted by rcmcc on September 20, 2013 at 4:25 PM||comments (34)|
We were recently awarded the Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery (COEMIG) designation from the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) and the American Association of Gynecoloical Laparoscopists (AAGL). This designation is awarded to surgeons and hospitals that are commited to the highest level of advanced minimally invasive gynecological surgery. We ae proud to share this designation with Piedmont Medical Center's Women's Center
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|Posted by rcmcc on August 11, 2013 at 11:35 AM||comments (4)|
I am often consulted for a second opinion regarding treatment options for various gynecological issues. This is absolutely appropriate. Patients should actively seek different opinions on something as important as your health management, especially if it may involve surgery. Unfortunately, many patients are reluctant to do this. Why?
I am told that patients do not want to upset their primary ob/gyn. That since their ob/gyn delivered their children, they tru...Read Full Post »
|Posted by rcmcc on April 19, 2013 at 1:55 PM||comments (42)|
The President of the American Congress of Obstetricians Gynecologists James T. Breeden, MD released a statement this month recommending the advantages of vaginal and laparoscopic hysterectomies (including Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery or SILS hysterectomy) over daVinci robotic hysterectomies.http://acog.org/About_ACOG/News_Room/News_Releases/2013/Statement_on_Robotic_Surg...Read Full Post »
|Posted by rcmcc on March 17, 2013 at 1:20 PM||comments (396)|
There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding types of hysterectomies: partial, complete, total, subtotal, with or without ovaries. I will try to clarify:
Total Laparoscopic (or vaginal or abdominal) hysterectomy (TLH) is the medical term for "partial hysterectomy": the removal of only the uterus and cervix...Result: no more periods, no more babies, hopefully no more pain associated with you period. You still have your ovaries; therefore, you will not need to take an...Read Full Post »
|Posted by rcmcc on February 3, 2013 at 12:30 AM||comments (6)|
I believe in giving patients all of their options for treatment from the most conservative to the most invasive (along with the relative risks / benefits) at the beginning of our treatment discussions.
Because the majority of hysterectomies in this country are done for "benign" (non-cancerous) conditions, it is usually about one's "quality of life" that is being addressed. Is it necesssary to fail all methods of non surgical treatment (ie. months of birth co...Read Full Post »
|Posted by rcmcc on October 30, 2012 at 6:45 PM||comments (10)|
Well it is up and running. In the future I plan to add patient information regarding hospital stay, post op instructions etc. I hope this site will serve as a resource for patients in need of gynecoloical surgery.