The use of power morcellators in GYN surgery has been banned in many hospitals as it can potentially lead to life threatening complications. The first power morcellation devices for gynecological purposes were approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1995 to allow GYN surgeons to remove large fibroids. Power morcellators break down, or “morcellate,” the uterus and fibroids into smaller pieces to allow removal through laparoscopic ports. The uterus or a fibroid within the uterus may contain a cancer known as a sarcoma. If a sarcoma is present and inadvertently morcellated, the cancer stage will be much more advanced due to the sarcoma exposure throughout pelvis and abdomen.
At The Center for Innovative GYN Care (CIGC), we have chosen to NEVER use power morcellators in our GYN procedures. We focus on advanced surgical techniques that allow us to perform safe, minimally invasive surgeries, without the use of power morcellators. Groundbreaking procedures like DualPortGYN and LAAM were developed by CIGC physicians Paul MacKoul MD and Natalya Danilyants MD to provide a less invasive approach to surgery, with minimal recovery time. These techniques have been successfully applied to thousands of cases for fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic masses, prolapse procedures and cancer. Procedures like minimally invasive hysterectomy can now be safely performed with only two 5mm incisions using DualPortGYN.
The advantage of these advanced GYN techniques is that only 2 tiny incisions are needed for both DualPortGYN and LAAM, allowing for a safe and effective surgery, with less complications and pain. Both of these procedures can be performed on women with fibroids of any size, in outpatient settings.
Find out more on why power morcellators are not necessary in GYN surgery. When you are ready to discuss minimally invasive treatment options for your GYN condition, contact us online or give us a call at 888-SURGERY. CIGC minimally invasive GYN surgeons have performed over 20,000 GYN procedures and are constantly finding better ways to improve outcomes for patients. Get to know us on InnovativeGYN.com and through online patient reviews: Dr. Paul MacKoul Reviews | Dr. Natalya Danilyants Reviews