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The surgeon makes tiny incisions – one in the navel and three in the lower abdomen. A tiny camera is inserted through the navel and guided to the uterus. This gives clear visualization of the surgical field and allows access through the other ports to remove the uterus. If the surgery is done using robotics, the gynecologist is 100 percent in control of the surgery, guiding instruments throughout the procedure.
Four tiny incisions are made – one in the navel and three additional sites in the lower abdomen for insertion of the instruments.
Patients will normally be able to go home the same day, but in some cases, there may be an overnight stay required.
Most patients are fully recovered in one to two weeks. If a patient has a physically demanding job that requires lifting or pushing heavy objects, then three weeks recovery is recommended.
The gynecologist may recommend an open procedure due to the size of the uterus or history of prior surgery that has left scar tissue, making visualization of organs with the camera more difficult. If the uterus cannot be easily removed through the small incision sites, then the physician may recommend an open procedure.
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