Abbie Mejorado – da Vinci Single-Site Hysterectomy Success Story

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Abbie Mejorado After her robotic Single-Site hysterectomy,
Abbie Mejorado healed within days and once again
has the energy to do the things she loves.

Only two days after a da Vinci Single-Site procedure, Abbie Mejorado was back to work

Abbie Mejorado had learned to live with the pain in her lower abdomen for more than a year. But in 2013, it reached an unbearable level.

“I could only do activities when I had the energy to do them,” the 40-year-old Palmer resident says. “The pain kept creeping back, and it made absolutely no sense.”

After her robotic Single-Site hysterectomy, Abbie Mejorado healed within days and once again has the energy to do the things she loves.

Abbie knew that with this pain, she needed to take charge, and she knew where to turn: her longtime OB-GYN, Theresa Patton, MD, on staff at Methodist Dallas Medical Center.

“Dr. Patton always makes me feel comfortable,” Abbie says. “I knew she wanted what was best for me and my body.” After determining that Abbie had significant scar tissue in the lining of her uterus, Dr. Patton proposed a hysterectomy as a healthy and safe solution to Abbie’s pain.

“Dr. Patton explained that by performing the procedure with the da Vinci® Surgical System’s Single-Site™ technique, she would make only one incision through the belly button and I would have no superficial scarring other than that.

“I told her I wanted the Single-Site procedure, and I wanted it as soon as possible.”

As soon as possible came on March 31. Abbie was able to leave the hospital that very same day and was back to work just two days later.

She says she was a little sore throughout the day but nothing compared to the pain that had been dragging her down before, and in two short weeks, she had the okay to go exercise again.

“I was a little nervous at first, but I felt so great afterwards,” Abbie says. “I had absolutely no pain.

“It’s nice to feel good again. I’m grateful for Dr. Patton and the staff at Methodist Dallas who not only helped me get back to myself but made the experience so quick and painless.”

From the winter 2014 issue of Shine magazine.