On Thursday, officials with The Hospitals of Providence announced Thursday that Dr. George Iskander, obstetrician and gynecologist with Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso, is now performing a new, cutting-edge type of hysterectomy procedure at their Transmountain Campus.
Officials say that the new procedure, known as Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (vNOTES), is “minimally invasive, scarless and almost painless.”
Dr. Iskander performed the first vNOTES procedure last week at the Transmountain Campus.
Dr. Iskander is one of only 20 physicians certified to perform the vNOTES procedure in the U.S. The robotic procedure allows a hysterectomy to be performed without any abdominal incisions on the patient, thus leaving no scarring and significantly reducing recovery time.
“This is an incredible procedure to now have available here in the El Paso region,” said Dr. Iskander. “Our patients undergoing a hysterectomy will significantly benefit from this procedure and see quicker recovery time and will be able to return to everyday activities within 24 hours of the surgery.”
Patients undergoing a vNOTES hysterectomy will see reduced postoperative pain, faster recovery time, and a decrease in wound infections, as well as the absence of surgical scarring.
“We are proud to be expanding services and procedures for women’s services and provide our patients the care they need close to home,” said Tasha Hopper, chief executive officer for The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus.