Two Baristaville surgeons — Dr. Charles Haddad and Dr. Fares Diarbakerli — recently performed a single incision laparoscopic hysterectomy (the surgical removal of all or part of a woman’s uterus), making Mountainside Hospital the first facility in the state (and amongst the first in the entire tri-state area) to accomplish this new minimally invasive procedure. Single incision laparoscopic hysterectomy is emerging as a significant treatment option, with leading physicians across the country seeking training in the procedure.
“For the past decade, a laparoscopic procedure that requires three small incisions to accommodate the use of three different instruments has been the most minimally invasive option available. This new procedure, which requires only one small belly button incision, is even less invasive. It further reduces the potential for post-surgery discomfort and complications and offers a distinct cosmetic benefit,” said Dr. Haddad, a board-certified specialist in obstetrics and gynecology.