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Raveco Medical

Obstetrics & Gynecology & Private Medical Practices located in Forest Hills, NY & Woodside, NY

About half a million hysterectomies are performed in the United States each year. If you've been recommended for a hysterectomy due to a condition such as pelvic pain, heavy periods, or a prolapsed uterus, vNOTES may be an option for you. The skilled medical team of OB/GYNs at Raveco Medical in Queens, New York, is excited to offer vNOTES (Vaginal Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery) as an innovative option for your hysterectomy needs. To learn more about this revolutionary procedure, call the offices in Woodside or Forest Hills today or use the online booking tool.

vNotes Q & A

What is vNOTES? 

Empowering patients with choices in their surgical journey, vNOTES represents a significant advancement in minimally invasive surgery. Unlike traditional surgical approaches, vNOTES eliminates the need for visible abdominal incisions, offering a more minimally invasive alternative for patients undergoing hysterectomy. Through specialized instruments inserted via the vagina, the skilled surgeons at Raveco Medical gain access to the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries with minimal scarring.

What are the benefits of a vNOTES procedure? 

Choosing vNOTES for your hysterectomy can offer a range of benefits compared to traditional laparoscopic approaches:

    • Shorter hospital stay: Patients undergoing vNOTES typically experience shorter hospital stays, allowing for a quicker return to the comfort of their home.
    • Less postoperative pain: With vNOTES, patients often report experiencing less postoperative pain, contributing to a more comfortable recovery process.
    • Reduced pain medication: With less postoperative pain, vNOTES supports a smoother recovery with minimal need for pain medication.
    • Faster recovery time: vNOTES allows for a faster recovery than traditional surgeries, enabling patients to resume their daily activities sooner.
  • No visible scarring: vNOTES eliminates the need for incisions in the abdomen, avoiding visible scarring that results from traditional hysterectomy procedures. 

What is the vNOTES procedure like? 

Prior to your vNOTES procedure, your surgeon at Raveco Medical will guide you through any necessary pre-surgical preparations, including tests and instructions regarding eating, drinking, and medication.

The vNOTES procedure is performed under general anesthesia, ensuring your comfort throughout. A small incision is made in the vagina, through which specialized vNOTES instruments are inserted to access the uterus and/or fallopian tubes and ovaries. 

To create a space for your surgeon to view and perform treatment, the abdomen is gently inflated with carbon dioxide gas, similar to traditional laparoscopic surgery. Utilizing advanced imaging technology and specialized instruments, your surgeon performs the necessary procedures with meticulous care and precision.

Once the surgery is complete, the vNOTES device is removed, the gas is released, and internal incisions are closed.

Following your vNOTES procedure, you may be discharged on the same day. Your surgeon will provide personalized guidance for your recovery and schedule a follow-up appointment to monitor your progress.

While vNOTES offers numerous benefits, it's essential to consult with a trained doctor to determine if it's the right choice for you. Your doctor will discuss potential risks and considerations associated with vNOTES, ensuring a well-informed decision tailored to your individual needs.

Experience the next evolution in minimally invasive surgery with vNOTES at Raveco Medical. Call the offices today to schedule your consultation and discover how vNOTES can transform your hysterectomy experience.