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What's a single-port hysterectomy?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Laparoscope site: The laparoscope is being used through the "single port site" to visualize the pelvic organs probably prior to vaginal hysterectomy. Most davinci(robotic surgery) and lavh surgeries require more than one site to remove the uterus. Although surgeons are increasingly becoming more efficient at operating through a "single port site.".
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Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 29 years experience
Less invasive: A single port hysterectomy means that the surgeon uses one small incision usually in the belly button to remove the uterus. Their is less pain and less visible scar than with other techniques. An experienced single port surgeon can do most hysterectomies using this technique. Most laparoscopic or robotic techniques use 3-4 small incisions on the abdomen.
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