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Methodist Mansfield is Advancing Single-Site® Robotic Surgery

First single-site robotic hysterectomy performed at hospital

MansfieldMethodist Mansfield Medical Center no offers minimally-invasive single site robotic hysterectomy. Obstetrician/gynecologist Sara Northrop, DO performs the complex gynecological surgery through a single tiny incision in the naval. Benefits of the robotic procedure include

  • Less pain
  • Nearly zero scars
  • Shorter hospital stay

One of the common gynecological procedures performed today is the hysterectomy. The single-site robotic hysterectomy offers significant advancement over the current standard in minimally invasive robotic hysterectomies, which require several incisions. With a single-site procedure, the patient will go home from the hospital the same day as surgery, and she is typically back to a normal routine in two weeks, as compared with a three-day hospital stay and a six-week recovery period for an open hysterectomy.

“Two things that are typically important to patients are pain and scarring,” says Dr. Northrop. “The single-site robotic surgery minimizes these concerns as much as possible and helps to ease patient anxiety that accompanies surgery. Single-site gynecologic surgery is a huge evolution in patient care.”

Single-site gynecological surgery continues to advance robotic single-site surgery, which also includes cholecystectomy, or gallbladder removal. Robotic surgeries are increasingly becoming the standard of care, enhancing the doctor’s control and dexterity.

In addition to the single-site gynecological and gallbladders procedures, surgeons practicing at Methodist Mansfield are using the da Vinci® Si HD to perform other complex surgeries including colon and urological procedures. For a list of robotic surgical procedures offered at Methodist visit

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Angel Biasatti