San Tan Valley, Ariz. – Drs. Goodman & Partridge, OB/GYN announced today the successful completion of its first surgery using the next generation SILS™ procedure. The single-incision hysterectomy, or uterus removal, was performed at Banner Ironwood Medical Center for the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding and was the first of its kind to be completed in the East Valley. According to Natasha Laird, M.D., the surgeon who performed the procedure, the patient will be at home a mere twenty-four hours after surgery. Dr. Laird said the patient may not even see evidence of the surgery. One of the major advantages of the SILS™ procedure is that it utilizes only one access point, through the patient’s umbilicus, or belly button, ultimately resulting in the potential for no visible scar. By comparison, traditional laparoscopic hysterectomies involve four ½-inch or smaller incisions that may leave scars.
“With the successful completion of this procedure, Drs. Goodman & Partridge, OB/GYN is now equipped to offer patients the most advanced form of laparoscopic hysterectomy,” said Dr. Laird. “We are thrilled to be at the forefront of a new kind of surgery that continues to transform the minimally invasive arena, resulting in even better experiences for patients.” Currently, a large percent of all hysterectomies performed in the Unites States are done laparoscopically with multiple access points. Using the next generation SILS™ procedure surgeons can make a single 20mm incision through the belly button minimizing the pain that may be associated with the additional sites of entry.
“At Drs. Goodman & Partridge, OB/GYN, patient care is our highest priority. Procedures including the SILS™ technique are instrumental in helping us fulfill our goal of offering patients the latest advancements in medicine,” said Nick Goodman, CEO. Accomplished by using specialized Roticulator™ instruments – manufactured by Covidien – the SILS™ procedure is performed in surgeries related to gynecologic, bariatric and urologic conditions.
About Drs. Goodman & Partridge, OB/GYN
Founded in 1976, Drs. Goodman & Partridge OB/GYN is the most convenient and diverse practice in the State of Arizona with the largest number of female physicians. The 18 female and 3 male doctors are board certified or board eligible by ABOG or ABOOG and have native fluency in English, Spanish, German, Russian, Polish, Hindi, French, American Sign Language, Thai, Punjabi, and Marathi. Drs. Goodman & Partridge OB/GYN offers state of the art care, convenient appointments at multiple patient offices, personal, undivided attention to each patient, an excellent reputation in the medical community, and virtually all insurance is accepted. As specialists in today’s women’s health, whether it is for pregnancy, infertility or contraception, Drs. Goodman & Partridge OB/GYN provides help with new horizons in women’s care. For more information visit www.MomDoc.com or call (480)821-3616.
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