Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgical Procedures.
Helping Women Get Back to Their Lives Fast.
At Good Samaritan we
understand that women have special needs. That’s why we have partnered
with Women’s Health Center of Lebanon to offer two new minimally
invasive gynecological surgical procedures that will not only get busy
women back on their feet fast, but with little to no scarring.
Gynecological surgery for hysterectomy and urinary incontinence which
previously required large incisions that resulted in lengthy hospital
stays, painful wounds and permanent scars can now be done as an
outpatient procedure thanks to new advances in surgical techniques
offered by Good Samaritan and Women’s Health Center of Lebanon.
such as adhesions, endometriosis and fibroids sometimes require a
hysterectomy. If your doctor has recommended you have a hysterectomy
you now have the option of minimally invasive surgery. Today women can
benefit from our laparoscopic approach to hysterectomy which requires
only small incisions for operating, versus the old hip-to-hip incision
typical with abdominal hysterectomy. The benefit is a much shorter
hospital stay (usually less than 24 hours), less pain, less blood loss,
less infection risk, and quicker return to normal activities. Most
hysterectomies can be handled in this manner.
Urinary incontinence is a very common and embarrassing problem for
women and often goes untreated. Stress urinary incontinence is leakage
of urine that occurs with physical stress such as when you laugh,
cough, sneeze, exercise or lift something heavy. There are several
different reasons for urinary incontinence; some are caused by a
weakening of the pelvic floor muscles. This weakening is typically the
result of pregnancy and childbirth, chronic heavy lifting or straining,
menopause, obesity or smoking.
new procedure using the GYNECARE TVT™ Tension-free Support for
Incontinence is a minimally invasive 30 minute, outpatient procedure
with proven results for effectively treating stress urinary
incontinence. The GYNECARE TVT™ supports the urethra the way your body
was designed to and stops urine leakage. During the procedure the
doctor inserts a ribbon-like strip of mesh beneath the urethra to
provide support during physical stress, preventing urine leakage.
from TVT™ surgery is quick and patients typically return home within 24
hours and resume most daily activities quickly. Most patients
experience immediate results with significantly less or no leakage and
many patients reported they still had significantly less leakage even
after 11 years. If you suffer from urinary incontinence you’re not
alone. Nearly 45 percent of women in the U.S. suffer from some degree
of urinary incontinence. But you no longer have to.
Find A Gynecological Specialist
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