‘Belly Button’ Hysterectomy Now a Reality

Surgical removal of the uterus can be completed through a one-inch incision hidden in the belly button.

One inch. Now that’s all it takes to perform a hysterectomy.


Thanks to recent improvements in robotic surgery technology, it is now possible that an entire hysterectomy—surgical removal of the uterus— can be completed through a one-inch incision hidden in the belly button. This new technique, referred to as “single-site” hysterectomy because only the single incision is needed, will truly provide “scarless” surgery for many patients.


Learn more about single site hysterectomies in the Scripps blog post from OB-GYN Bruce Kahn, MD, on Patch.com — ‘Belly Button’ Hysterectomy Now a Reality

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