Not all laparoscopic hysterectomy procedures are the same. If you have been told you need a hysterectomy, know your options. The CIGC difference is our training and our techniques. Thousands of women have turned to the CIGC laparoscopic GYN specialists for our state-of-the-art procedures.
- State-Of-The-Art Techniques
- Return Home The Same Day
- Faster Recovery
Choose the world-renowned minimally invasive hysterectomy specialists. The Center for Innovative GYN Care surgeons have developed the powerful laparoscopic DualPortGYN® technique. Patients from around the world have traveled to CIGC for the benefits of laparoscopic hysterectomy with fast recovery and less pain. Recovery from a DualPortGYN laparoscopic hysterectomy procedure at CIGC is about one week.
The incisions are cosmetically placed at the midline between the abdominal muscles, so pain is minimized and scars are so small they are nearly invisible.
The CIGC DualPortGYN Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Advantage
The CIGC hysterectomy surgeons perform the most minimally invasive procedures. Our advanced-trained laparoscopic GYN specialists have made a commitment to surgery with the most modern techniques available. Even the most complex GYN surgeries at CIGC are performed with exceptional outcomes.
DualPortGYN hysterectomy procedures use two 5 mm incisions placed in the midline. The size and placement of the incisions provides a better recovery for the patient. The CIGC specialists are experts in advanced techniques RP Dissection and Uterine Artery Ligation (UAL) that allow the surgery to be performed safely and effectively.
RP Dissection: Retroperitoneal dissection is an advanced technique used to help laparoscopic GYN specialists visualize and map the pelvic cavity. The retroperitoneal space is covered by a membrane called the peritoneum. By going behind (retro) the lining (peritoneal), the surgeon completely visualizes all of the anatomy of the pelvis including:
- Ureter (the tube that drains urine from the kidney to the bladder)
- Large vessels of the pelvis
- Lower portion of the bladder
Uterine artery ligation (UAL): The uterus has an excellent and complex supply of blood. Blood loss is one of the most concerning aspects of GYN surgery. UAL is a technique used by the CIGC surgeons to control the loss of blood during the procedure, and to prevent complications both during and after the surgery.
The use of RP Dissection and UAL helps to avoid excessive bleeding and lowers the risks of injury to the ureter, bladder and bowel.
Why Is This Approach Different Than Other Hysterectomy Techniques?
OBGYN surgeons do not perform RP dissection and UAL, and very few specialized laparoscopic surgeons are well-trained in this powerful technique. Once the uterus is detached laparoscopically, the uterus is removed through the vaginal opening through specialized techniques. This avoids the need to extend the incision in order to remove the uterus through the abdomen. Keeping the incisions as small as possible leads to less pain, fewer complications, and a much faster recovery.
The CIGC specialists never use power morcellators. DualPortGYN procedures are very different than conventional laparoscopy, and offer far more advantages than robotic procedures.
Traveling for GYN Surgery?
The CIGC specialists perform advanced laparoscopic GYN procedures on women from around the world. We make traveling for GYN surgery seamless.