SILS Procedure

SILS™ Hysterectomy: Surgery with the potential for no visible scars

As a woman considering a hysterectomy, it is important to understand your surgical options. With the SILS™ procedure, women may no longer have to endure multiple incisions, visible scars and long recovery times. The SILS™ hysterectomy can minimize these concerns by allowing surgeons to perform a hysterectomy through a single incision in the belly button – resulting in the potential for no visible scar.

SILS™ Procedure

For many patients, surgery means long hospital stays, time away from home, family, and work, as well as significant pain, lengthy recovery period and visible scarring.  When faced with the need for a hysterectomy it’s normal to have questions about your surgery.

  • How long is my stay in the hospital?
  • How soon can I resume daily activities?
  • After I’ve healed, will I have a scar?

The SILS™ procedure represents one of the newest advancements in surgery, making its way onto the scene in the late 1990s and rising to the forefront in recent years as enhanced technology has facilitated the evolution of the single incision approach.  Dr. Rebecca Thibodeau was the first in Hampton Roads to preform this procedure and continues to offer her patients this great alternative to traditional surgery.

So how is this new technique different from traditional surgery as we know it, or even the surgical advancements of the last few decades?

The SILS™ approach is designed to make surgery less invasive. Thus, instead of a six-inch incision required by traditional surgery or the three to four smaller half-inch incisions utilized in standard laparoscopic surgery, the SILS™ surgery is accomplished through a single incision in the belly button. Cutting edge technology, including the SILS™ Port, allows surgeons to operate through a 2 cm incision.

One incision improves upon standard laparoscopic techniques, potentially eliminating the scars associated with multiple points of entry.

Monarch Women’s Wellness is proud to be able offer our patients SILS Hysterectomy when surgery is needed so they can get back to living their life as a quickly as possible.