Each year, more than 600,000 women will have a hysterectomy - making it the second most common surgery among women in the United States. For many of these women, laparoscopic hysterectomies are the preferred choice when compared to the more common procedure, abdominal hysterectomies. Hysterectomies are used to treat fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse, cancer, persistent vaginal bleeding and chronic pelvic pain.
MIMA Physician Carlos A. Salup, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. specializes in the laparoscopic procedure in Brevard County. A member of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Salup says laparoscopic hysterectomy is a relatively new surgical procedure. “Using this procedure, we are able to use a telescope to view the uterus, tubes and ovaries and use laparoscopic instruments to perform the procedure,” says Dr. Salup. “The incisions are smaller and much less uncomfortable than that of abdominal hysterectomy,” concludes Salup.
In 2011 and 2012, Dr. Salup performed the most benign da Vinci Hysterectomies on the East Coast of Central Florida, covering Flagler, Volusia, Brevard and Indian River counties.
Additionally, the hospital stay is shortened from approximately three days to 23 hours and has a recovery period of approximately one to two weeks as opposed to four to six weeks.
For more information on laparoscopic hysterectomies or MIMA OB/GYN please call (321) 729-6166 ext 3228.