Last month Drs. Tapia & Desai performed the first single site hysterectomy in Volusia and Flagler counties. This innovative technique involves a single incision through the umbilicus (navel) and special instrumentation to allow surgery through the small incision. This results in an invisible scar and minimal recovery time. This technique is not only applicable to hysterectomies, but can be also utilized to remove ovarian or tubal masses, as well as other gynecological procedures and is part of our A.I.M.I.S training and certification (http://www.aimis.org/). Insurance companies would consider coverage of this type of surgery no differently than any other type of gynecological surgery and your hospital stay would be at most one night (what is known as a 23 hour observation for hospital coverage purposes). We have enclosed some pictures (warning: operating room pictures!!!). Please call or email if you have any questions.
removal of the uterus through the incision
immediately after closure
six weeks post-surgery