Minimally Invasive Surgery Options Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy At Catawba Women’s Center, we’re proud to be one of the first practices in our area to offer an innovative hysterectomy option with the shortest patient recovery time and tiny scars. If you’re thinking about having a hysterectomy, we have great news: a minimally invasive procedure developed to reduce pain, minimize scarring and shorten recovery time. It’s called Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy (LSH), and it’s an innovative procedure that could get you back to most of your routine in less than a week – much quicker than the month or more you’d need after a traditional hysterectomy. Of course, LSH isn’t for everyone, and all medical procedures involve risk. Because most hysterectomies are elective, you do have time to explore your options. If you want to learn more, ask your healthcare provider about LSH. da Vinci Robotic Surgical System ® Catawba Women’s Center is proud to be the first practice in our region to offer patients the option of hysterectomy or myomectomy using the da Vinci® Robot Surgical System. This revolutionary surgical system relies on robotic technology. Using a small video camera and surgical equipment maneuvered through tiny incisions, surgeons perform a virtual operation on the 3-D image of a patient’s uterus. And every move the surgeon makes is precisely duplicated by the robotic surgical device. Imagine major surgery performed through the smallest of incisions, a shorter hospital stay, and a faster return to normal daily activities. This isn’t just happening on television or in major medical schools, Catawba Women’s Center physicians are trained and certified to offer this advanced treatment option locally! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition requiring hysterectomy or myomectomy, ask your doctor if the da Vinci Robot is an option. More Information Listen to Dr. Walker talk about Minimally Invasive Surgery.