A Surgical Milestone at Mountainside Hospital

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.

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  1. My husband had emergency surgery at Mountainside several months ago, and it was laparoscopic. We were very impressed with the surgeon and staff in general.

  2. I wonder if these two doctors would be as thrilled removing men’s gonads? It doesn’t matter how a hysterectomy is performed, once the sexual hormonal organs are removed, the damage is permanent. The woman’s life will never be the same. I know because I am a victim of this very damaging surgery!
    These are the facts from the HERS Foundation Web Site;
    FACT: No drugs or other treatments can replace ovarian or uterine hormones or functions. The loss is permanent.
    FACT: The medical term for the removal of the ovaries is castration. 73% of women are castrated during hysterectomy.
    FACT: The uterus and ovaries function throughout life in women who have not been hysterectomized or castrated.
    FACT: 98% of women HERS has referred to board-certified gynecologists after being told they needed hysterectomies, discovered that, in fact, they did not need hysterectomies.
    FACT: Gynecologists, hospitals and drug companies make more than $17B dollars a year from the business of hysterectomy and castration.

    HERS is the only independent, international organization dedicated to the issue of hysterectomy. HERS advocates for fully informed medical decisions by women.

  3. My aunt did. It’s supposed to be easier to get over than the other kind with an actual abdominal incision. You’ll probably have some packing in your vagina for a couple days, to help stop bleeding.laparoscopic hysterectomy

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