Forget the Scars: Strategic Placement of Laparoscopic Incisions Improves Recovery

February 15, 2017
GYN Surgery

Placement and size of incisions improves recovery from laparoscopic GYN surgery

In minimally invasive GYN surgery, laparoscopic incision placement and size play a significant role in patient recovery time. Choosing the best incision locations for recovery also happen to be the most cosmetically appealing. Strategic placement of tiny incisions through the midline of the abdomen bypass the lateral abdominal muscles completely, allowing for a safer surgery and faster recovery from hysterectomy or myomectomy procedures with minimal pain.

When incisions and instruments have to pass deep within the abdominal muscles they are less safe and take a long time to heal. Conventional laparoscopic and robotic laparoscopic procedures use incision placement that has a higher likelihood of lacerating blood vessels and damaging nerves, but at minimum, they go through musculature that takes much longer to heal, and has a higher level of pain during the recovery.


Reduction in incision size is balanced with high-definition laparoscopes that provide minimally invasive GYN surgeons with a clear view into the body. All GYN conditions can be treated this way, though the specialist has to be fellowship trained in additional specialized techniques to ensure proper control of blood loss.

“Many of the women who have had this type of surgery came to us with the belief that they wouldn’t be a candidate for laparoscopic or non-robotic surgery because they thought their condition was too severe,” said Natalya Danilyants, M.D. “When they discover that minimally invasive surgery with an exceptional recovery is possible, and incisions that are practically non-existent after a couple of months, their lives are changed. That’s why this type of surgery is so important for women.”

Read the full article | Cosmetically Placed Laparoscopic Incisions Help Women Recover from GYN Surgery Faster


The CIGC state-of-the-art specialists are available at three locations in the DC metro area. Virginia patients can visit the Reston, VA location, and Saturday appointments are available. Maryland offices are located in Rockville, MD and Annapolis, MD.

GYN surgical specialists can often see women sooner because they are focused entirely on surgery. Each patient gets detailed, in depth attention from Dr. Natalya DanilyantsDr. Paul MacKoul and Dr. Rupen Baxi. This personalized care helps patients understand their condition and the recommended treatment so that they can have confidence from the very start. Our surgeons have performed over 20,000 GYN procedures and are constantly finding better ways to improve outcomes for patients.

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