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Hysterectomy

A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. Hysterectomy may be total (removing the body, fundus, and cervix of the uterus; often called "complete") or partial (removal of the uterine body while leaving the cervix intact; also called "supracervical"). It is the most commonly performed gynecological surgical procedure.

Dr. Marden was the first surgeon to perform a laparoscopic single-incision hysterectomy at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. He will also be one of the first surgeons to perform da Vinci Robotic Surgery there in November 2010.

This procedure is performed using the da Vinci Surgical System . It is a breakthrough surgical platform that enables gynecologists to operate with unmatched precision, vision and control. By overcoming the limitations of both traditional open and laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci is revolutionizing gynecologic surgery for women.

da Vinci Hysterectomy offers several potential benefits over traditional approaches, including:

• Significantly less pain
• Minimal blood loss and need for transfusion
• Fewer complications
• Shorter hospital stay
• Quicker recovery and return to normal activities
• Small incisions for minimal scarring
• Better outcomes and patient satisfaction, in many cases

To learn more about da Vinci Surgery, visit www.davincisurgery.com.

For hysterectomy information and support, visit www.hystersisters.com.