It’s essential for women to do their research prior to getting a hysterectomy as the surgical approach makes all the difference in post-operative recovery and final outcome. At CIGC, we perform minimally invasive hysterectomy using the DualPortGYN technique: a safer and less invasive approach with two 5 MM incisions and 1 week recovery time. Learn about it from CIGC patients, who were happy to share their positive feedback about the surgery and how they have been feeling since.
DUALPORTGYN: A DIFFERENT HYSTERECTOMY
DualPortGYN has been successfully applied to thousands of GYN procedures. It allows for a faster, safer laparoscopic hysterectomy, without the use of power morcellators.
“What I read about DualPortGYN laparoscopy was exactly what I’d hoped to find. The doctor can remove the uterus and fibroids intact without using a power morcellator. It was outpatient surgery, it took about 45 minutes.” said Heidi, who came to see Dr. Paul MacKoul with a diagnosis of potentially cancerous fibroids. You can read her full story here.
“After surgery with Dr. Danilyants I could tell this time was different. I had painkillers when I left, I got home from the surgery, I had one when I got home, and that was it. You can see the difference after a minimally invasive hysterectomy. When I had my open surgery and had to go back to work, it took forever not to feel pain. It was very different this time.” said Dorran, endometriosis patient. You can read her full story here.
“I don’t even feel like I had surgery. A co-worker of mine had a hysterectomy and she was amazed at my recovery. Hers was open, she was out for 6 weeks and it was painful. It’s all about the technique. I had my gall bladder out 2 years ago, and even though that was also a laparoscopic procedure, I had to take the pain medication.” said Lisa, fibroids patient who had her procedure with Paul MacKoul MD. You can read her full story here.
1 WEEK RECOVERY TIME, FEELING BETTER IMMEDIATELY AFTER SURGERY
Because of the technique, post-operative recovery time is only 1 week, compared to 2-4 weeks with robotic surgery and 6-8 weeks with open surgery. Women have less complications and pain, and are able to return to their lives faster.
“I had surgery on a Tuesday, and I was back to work the following Monday. I just cannot get over how good I feel. It took me a little time to start feeling energetic, but I felt no pain. When the glue came off after about 2 weeks I had to look hard to see the scar.” Lisa said.
“After the surgery, within the hour, or couple of hours, I started to feel better. I didn’t need to take the prescription pain medication. I just took a couple of Motrin. I was so relieved! The pain was gone, and my energy started to come back.” said Gloria, fibroids patient who had her procedure with Natalya Danilyants MD. You can read her full story here.
“I had surgery on a Thursday, rested on Friday, and on Saturday I was up and doing normal stuff. Now I feel like I could run a mile. Before I felt tired, slow, and mentally drained. Nothing is slowing me down now. I feel jubilant!” said Dorran.
AN INNOVATIVE SURGICAL APPROACH, WITH ONLY TWO 5MM INCISIONS
DualPortGYN uses two cosmetically placed incisions, which are barely visible once healed. One incision is placed at the belly button and the other one is at the C-Section line. DualPortGYN also uses an advanced procedure that is similar to a GPS mapping system for the pelvis, called “retroperitoneal dissection”. This allows for complete visualization of all structures of the pelvis to avoid injury and provide a safe and thorough surgery.
“I’m doing more exercise, and I’m so much more focused at work. The incisions are amazing. I barely even notice that they are there.” Gloria said.
“I still can’t understand why every doctor doesn’t switch to this kind of procedure, because it’s so much better for women. I would recommend this procedure to ANY woman who needs a hysterectomy for any reason. It’s safer, quicker, better in every way.” said Heidi.
To schedule an appointment and discuss your hysterectomy procedure with a CIGC physician, call 888-SURGERY or contact us online. Patients who reside outside the DC area can benefit from DualPortGYN hysterectomy through CIGC’s travel program.
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