HealthCasts – David Ghozland, MD – Single Site Hysterectomy

HealthCasts – David Ghozland, MD – Single Site Hysterectomy


The Marina Del Rey
Hospital HealthCast, featuring the doctors of
Marina Del Rey Hospital. Dr. David Ghozland board-certified
OB-GYN for Marina Del Rey Hospital joining us here, on the
Marina Del Rey Healthcast now, Dr. Ghozland, talk a little bit about
the single site hysterectomies, because it’s something that
doesn’t get performed a lot. In fact, you are one of the
only doctors in the world that performs this type of surgery. I’m glad you asked that Tim, because I’m really excited
about this new technology. First of all, I said earlier
that the MISI Program and all of us minimally invasive
surgeons at MISI, are constantly trying
to push the envelope. And what I mean by that is,
we’re trying to bring on technology that’s going to increase return
to daily work and minimize pain, increase effectiveness of the cure, and really help the patient. What’s always been one
of the Holy Grails is “How do we do surgery
with almost no scar?” The question we’ve been
trying to figure out forever. Forever. That does 2 things: psychologically it allows the
patient to feel empowered: “Look at me, I’ve had surgery,
I’ve had a hysterectomy, for example, i’m wearing a bikini and
nobody can see it.” Yeah! I feel great! I’m not embarrassed,
I don’t have scars. But it also means, because
there’s no scars there’s less pain. The question is, can you perform
effective surgery like that? Well, now you can. And I was one of the few
surgeons in the United States that was privileged to
participate in a pilot study, where we make one single incision
approximately 2 cm in the umbilicus, in your belly button. Which means I can
hide it afterwards. And I can still perform robotic surgery. So, all the positives I talked
about robotic surgery, seeing in 3D, being extremely effective
in treating complex disease, because of the robot arms, but this time, when I’m done with the
surgery, there’s no scar on the patient. That’s awesome! When the patient wakes up, literally
I’ve had patients walk their dogs that same evening after a robotic
single incision hysterectomy. Now, that’s pushing the envelope. And at MISI, we were the first ones to
offer this, in a hospital based setting, within Southern California,
within Los Angeles I’ll say. And I want us to continue bringing this, I know a lot more surgeons are going
to have the privileges of training. I hope to help them train in it. And I know at MISI we’ll be
pushing the envelope. But I think this is huge for patients. The Marina Del Rey
Hospital HealthCasts, featuring the doctors of
Marina Del Rey Hospital. For more information on any
of the topics discussed, or to schedule a consultation, please call The Marina Del Rey Hospital
Helpline at 844-MISI-4-YOU, or go to www.marinahospital.com

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