Last updated 3 months ago
In the past, women who underwent a hysterectomy would often experience a range of side effects, including stretched abdominal muscles, extensive scarring, and prolonged recovery times. Medical advances have now made it possible for hysterectomy patients to receive the medical treatment they need without these unwanted complications. The minimally invasive hysterectomy made possible with the da Vinci robotic system significantly reduces the discomfort and inconvenience that many women suffer after undergoing treatment.
What are some of the benefits of robotic surgery?
State-of-the-art surgical technology
Ability to perform adult robotic surgery
Offering a less invasive surgical option, which leads to faster recovery times, a return to your normal daily activities and to those you love.
This is yet another example of the advanced care offered at Southern Hills Hospital.
Why is a minimally invasive hysterectomy performed?
Most hysterectomies are performed to treat a potentially life-threatening uterine condition. Endometriosis, fibroids, and uterine cancer all may necessitate a hysterectomy. Though a vital part of a patient’s care, a traditional hysterectomy is often associated with several negative side effects, like conspicuous scarring or excessive discomfort. A minimally invasive hysterectomy, while providing the same benefits as a traditional hysterectomy, comes with a fraction of the potential side effects.
How is a minimally invasive hysterectomy performed?
A minimally invasive hysterectomy has been given its name due to the use of da Vinci robotic technology. This innovative system allows surgeons to provide the same high level of medical care with significantly reduced invasive measures. Instead of making one large incision across the lower pelvic region, the da Vinci robotic system makes several minute incisions that result in little to no scarring after the procedure. With the guidance of a camera, the surgeon is then able to remove the uterus through the vagina instead of the abdominal wall.
Who is an eligible candidate for a minimally invasive hysterectomy?
Unless they have other existing medical conditions that preclude minimally invasive hysterectomy, most women can greatly benefit from this surgical procedure. The da Vinci robotic system allows for smaller incisions, faster recovery times, and minimal discomfort. To determine if you are an eligible candidate for the procedure, consult with your healthcare provider.
Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center offers the minimally invasive hysterectomy procedure at our Las Vegas healthcare facility. We also offer our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line for those with questions about hysterectomies or the conditions that may require them. Visit our website or call (702) 880-2700 to learn more about our healthcare options.
Last updated 3 months ago
Southern Hills Hospital is celebrating American Heart Month in February by providing a free dinner workshop called “Preventing and Treating Minor Heart Attacks.” The program provides the expertise of cardiologist Dr. Muhammad A. Bhatti, MD with the tips and tricks necessary to lead a heart healthy lifestyle and knowing what to do if a minor heart attack occurs. Southern Hills Hospital is an accredited Chest Pain Center. The free dinner program is brought to the community by the hospital’s Health to You (H2U) program, a health and wellness membership program. The workshop is on:
Thursday, Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m.
Southern Hills Hospital Education Room/First Floor
9300 W. Sunset Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89148
The workshop and dinner are free, but registration is required by calling 702.880.2700 at least 48 hours in advance of the event date. To learn more about the hospital and its services, visit SouthernHillsHospital.com.
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Did you know that approximately 80 percent of strokes can be prevented? This video explains how you can take control of your health to ward off stroke.
Engaging in regular physical activity can reduce the risk of many illnesses, including stroke. To minimize your chances of stroke, discuss with a healthcare provider how to implement a consistent exercise regimen. Making smart food choices can also lessen the dangers of stroke. Experts also advise individuals to see a doctor on a regular basis to determine if their blood pressure levels are healthy. By implementing these easy preventative measures, you and your family can avoid the risks of stroke.
Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center is a certified primary stroke center as part of our Las Vegas-based medical facilities. Call our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (702) 880-2700 or visit our website for more information on our healthcare options.
Last updated 4 months ago
Stroke can be a life-changing experience. Though its effects can vary greatly from person to person, stroke can rob you of your health and self-reliance. With appropriate stroke care measures, however, you can regain your physical abilities and everyday autonomy. If you have suffered stroke, the following steps can put you back on the path to an engaged and independent life.
Discuss your recovery goals with your healthcare provider
The road to stroke recovery begins with your healthcare provider. Once your condition stabilizes, your doctors can assess how your brain function has been affected and what areas of the body have been impacted. Some patients may experience mild symptoms such as moderate speech impairment, while other suffer full paralysis on one side of the body. Establish an open dialogue with your healthcare providers regarding measures that can be taken so that your recovery addresses all necessary heath considerations.
Begin therapy to regain your independence
Many stroke sufferers will undergo some form of rehabilitative therapy to alleviate the side effects of stroke. Speech therapy can help those whose verbal communication skills have been impaired by stroke. Physical therapy can teach individuals with lost limb function how to strengthen their arms and legs. Occupational therapy can address everyday tasks like bathing or cooking that stroke may have affected. Each of these therapy methods can restore patients’ independence and self-confidence.
Enlist the support of family and friends
For many stroke sufferers, recovery is an ongoing process. Depending on the severity of the effects of a stroke, rehabilitation may take months or years. To ensure that you have the support and assistance you need both now and as you move through therapy, communicate your needs to your loved ones. Friends and family want to help, but may need guidance as to what you require from them.
Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center is a certified primary stroke center. We also offer an iTriage Symptom Checker app that can help individuals better determine if they or a loved one requires medical assistance for a condition like stroke. For more information about our many healthcare services, call (702) 880-2700 or visit our website.
Last updated 4 months ago
Preventative healthcare can save time, expense and lives. This video discusses what you can do to ensure greater health and longevity.
Seeing a healthcare provider before you become ill can work to your advantage in several ways. A doctor can give suggestions to increase your wellness, such as incorporating better eating habits or starting an exercise program. He or she can also advise cessation methods if you smoke. Regular visits to your doctor can also facilitate the early detection of potentially serious health problems. When your physician is able to prescribe a course of action prior to the development of serious health complications, it can safeguard both your life and your wallet.
Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center offers several preventative healthcare programs for patients in the greater Las Vegas region. Our Women’s Services department provides childbirth and breastfeeding classes. Call our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (702) 880-2700 for more information.