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Clovis Community Medical Center is the only hospital in California's San Joaquin Valley that can perform a hysterectomy using a single incision in the belly button. The technique, which uses the da Vinci robotic surgical system, means less pain and gets patients back on their feet faster.Back to Videos
Clovis Community Medical Center's first robotic surgery — a hysterectomy for patient Terri Garcia — was performed by surgeon Kelli Beingesser in the hospital's brand new, state-of-the-art surgical suite specifically designed to house the da Vinci® robot. This dedicated operating room is one of the hospital's inpatient operating suites which recently opened as part of the $300 million Clovis Community expansion.
Surgeon Kelli Beingesser performed the first da Vinci Surgery at Clovis Community Medical Center -- a hysterectomy for patient Terri Garcia.Back to Videos
A. It depends on your age and ovarian status. After a hysterectomy, most women take hormones until their early fifties, but the number drops to about 10% after that. The decision for or against HRT is an individual one, and your surgeon will help you make that choice.
There are a variety of surgical techniques for hysterectomy surgeries including minimally invasive techniques and traditional surgery. Talk to your doctor to find out if minimally invasive hysterectomy surgery is right for you.
Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
Minimally-invasive hysterectomies let you get back to your normal routine sooner than a traditional surgery. Clovis Community Medical Center has a program specializing in this procedure.Back to Videos
Prostatectomy is the surgical removal of the prostate gland. The da Vinci prostatectomy is a minimally invasive, robotic-assisted surgical procedure that removes the cancerous prostate gland and related structures. Da Vinci surgery is ideal for this type of delicate urologic surgery, because the site is not only tightly confined but also surrounded by nerves that affect urinary control and sexual function.