Compare Your Options
You may have a choice regarding the type of surgical procedure you undergo for hysterectomy.
The SILS™ hysterectomy offers many potential benefits over other approaches, including the potential for no visible scar, less pain due to fewer incisions compared to traditional laparoscopic surgery and a faster recovery time than open surgery.
The table below details the differences between the various options. These results detailed below are typical - your results may vary.
|Number of External Incisions||Size of External Incisions||Number of Visible Scars||Length of Hospital Stay||Recovery Time|
|SILS™ Hysterectomy||1 small incision (incision in the belly button)||About 3/4 inch (slightly smaller than the diameter of a nickel)||Potential for no visible scars||Same day||2 weeks|
|Abdominal (Open) Hysterectomy||1 large incision*||5 to 7 inches*||1 large scar||1 to 2 days, sometimes 4 days||6 to 8 weeks|
|Laparoscopic Hysterectomy||3 to 4 small incisions||From 1/4 to about 3/4 inch||3 to 4 small scars||Same day||2 weeks|
|Vaginal Hysterectomy/ Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (LAVH)||0 to 4 incisions||0 to 3/4 inch||0 to 4 scars||1 to 3 days||3 to 4 weeks|
Think the SILS™ hysterectomy is right for you? Find a surgeon that performs SILS™ hysterectomies in your area.