Marie Entwistle (hysterectomy)
Marie Entwistle, 51, from Hanover, Md., was referred to MedStar Washington Hospital Center for a gynecological evaluation. Tests revealed she had precancerous cells in her uterus. Surgeons, Cheryl Iglesia, MD and Andrew Sokol, MD, performed a successful robotic-assisted hysterectomy.
In Marie's words…
I knew there were vaginal and abdominal laparoscopic surgical options for hysterectomies, but when Dr. Iglesia recommended robotic-assisted surgery, and after doing some research on my own, I realized it was a far superior alternative.
The day after my surgery, I went home, walked from the car to my house, and had very little pain except at the four small incision sites. I was able to eat anything I wanted and could manage the steps with some care. The only thing I wish someone had told me was that I would have to work hard to even remember that I just had major surgery! I felt so good that I kind of overdid it one day and had to remind myself to rest.
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