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Single-Site Wrist Technology Comes to the Hysterectomy Robot

Posted On Date Yesterday - 03:43 PM

FDA has provided clearance to Intuitive Surgical Single-Site Wristed Needle Driver for use in single-incision surgery according to today's press release by Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

What does this mean for HysterSisters? As women explore options for their hysterectomy including surgery type, the single-site option is now available within robot technology providing one additional option for hysterectomy patients. If hysterectomy is only treatment option left to manage GYN illness, HysterSisters encourages women to seek the least invasive surgery option with the most experienced surgeon.
Hysterectomy's new choice - Robot surgery and single site incision

Read the press release below:

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (Nasdaq:ISRG) today announced that it has received U.S. Food and ... [Read More]


Laparoscopic or Robotic Hysterectomy. Which is Safer?

Posted On Date 09-28-2014 - 07:38 PM

A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. With over 500,000 hysterectomies performed each year in the United States, there are choices in the method a hysterectomy is managed. Ten years ago, the most often used method in hysterectomy was open incision - an abdominal surgery - also known as laparotomy.

Today, most women are candidates for minimally invasive hysterectomy. The key in this deciding factor is the surgeon's experience.

When deciding on the differences between laparoscopic hysterectomy and daVinci hysterectomy, there are is helpful information to know which is safer - or better - for you.

Generally speaking, both of these surgeries are equally safe. Of course, there is always a risk in any surgery, but there is no clear evidence that one of these methods runs a higher risk than the other. These are both very common methods, and there are many women who have had successful operations with either type.

The real question when choosing between the two is which on ... [Read More]


5 Reasons Not to Have a Hysterectomy

Posted On Date 09-06-2014 - 07:28 AM

Over 500,000 hysterectomies are performed each year in the United States and there are many women who could benefit from alternative treatment options instead. While there are some compelling reasons to have a hysterectomy, there are also reasons not to have a hysterectomy.

A hysterectomy is a major surgery which can impact you from head to toe–positively in some cases, negatively in others. Though the surgery is successful for most women, some end up regretting the surgery with every fiber of their being as the complications and ensuing new health issues are worse than what lead them to have their hysterectomy. It is very important that you weigh the pros and cons and are 100% sure that a hysterectomy is the best option for you and your situation.

Here are 5 reasons for which a hysterectomy is NOT advisable.

5 Reasons Not to Hav ... [<a href='http://www.hystersisters.com/vb2/article_579321.htm'>Read More</a>]


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				  <br/><br/><H2>GYN Cancer - Worry or Not?</h2>
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HysterSisters Checking-In September newsletter is now online, providing insight and information about eight (8) GYN cancers, whether you should be worried for vaginal bleeding post hysterectomy after many months and learning about the right kind of doctor to partner if you suspect cancer.

Worry has a way of gripping our thoughts and holding us captive. If you are worried about a cancer related to gynecology, arm yourself with weapons of mass worry destruction. Educate yourself of the warning signs. Schedule an exam. Partner with a doctor. The key to overcoming worry is to empower yourself with knowledge. Join us this month as we learn what you need to know about the worries of cancer.

HysterSisters Checking In - September 2014 - Worried about GYN Cancer ... [Read More]


4 Reasons to Have a Hysterectomy

Posted On Date 08-11-2014 - 09:20 PM

With over 500,000 hysterectomies in the United States each year, a hysterectomy is definitely not uncommon. Though there are compelling reasons to schedule a hysterectomy, there are also many reasons NOT to have a hysterectomy. For many diagnoses, there are less invasive or alternate treatments options available. In those cases, hysterectomy should be the last resort for treatment. However, here are four reasons to have a hysterectomy:

Four reasons to have a Hysterctomy

1. You have gynecologic cancer.


The most compelling reason to have a hysterectomy is a diagnosis of gynecologic cancer. If you are diagnosed with ovarian, uterine, [url=http://www.hy ... [Read More]


HysterSisters Sweet 16 Birthday

Posted On Date 08-01-2014 - 09:02 PM

Since 1998, HysterSisters has been helping women face the hysterectomy experience by providing invaluable woman-to-woman support. As August marks our 16th birthday at HysterSisters.com, we celebrate to spread the spirit of sisterhood and goodwill to all HysterSisters and women across the Web.

16 Things We Have Learned in 16 Years


To honor 16 years of support for women facing a hysterectomy since its launch in 1998, here are 16 things we learn about life from HysterSisters. Read and Share What You Have Learned >

A Birthday Giveaway


For our Sweet 16 birthday gift, HysterSisters wants to hear about sweet and simple things you do throughout the month of August. Share your experience with us and you could win a $100 Amazon gift card! Read the details >

All the Details for HysterSisters Sweet 16


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10 Surprising Facts About Hysterectomy

Posted On Date 07-28-2014 - 06:47 AM

Over 500,000 women in the United States have a hysterectomy each year, but there is still a lot that people do not know about the operation. Even women having the surgery sometimes come out of it to find that it was not what they thought it was. Do you know how many organs are removed during a hysterectomy? Do you know why women have a hysterectomy? Get your surprised face ready—here are ten surprising facts that you may not know about hysterectomy:
Surprising Facts about hysterectomy

1. Hysterectomy is the second-most common surgery performed on reproductive-age women.


The only surgery performed more frequently is cesarean section. 1 in 3 women in the United States will have a hysterectomy by the age of 60. Over 22 million women have had a hysterectomy. According to ACOG, there are about 500,000 inpatient hyster ... [Read More]


Report: Impact of Different Hysterectomy Methods and Patient Satisfaction

Posted On Date 07-26-2014 - 07:38 AM

A study conducted using HysterSisters members was recently published in the Interactive Journal of Medical Research (i-JMR) and reveals that women who had a da Vinci robotic-assisted hysterectomy reported greater satisfaction than women whose surgeons used other approaches, including open, vaginal and laparoscopic hysterectomies. The study found that women's satisfaction with hysterectomy surgery has generally improved over time, and that women who had da Vinci Hysterectomy reported the greatest overall satisfaction and willingness to recommend and choose the same type of surgery again.

"Previous research shows that compared with open surgery, minimally invasive surgery, including robotic-assisted surgery, can lower health care spending and reduce work absenteeism," said study lead author Michael Pitter, M.D., Chief of Minimally Invasive and Gynecologic Robotic Surgery at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. "Results from our survey reinforce the importance of patient satisfaction an ... [Read More]



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