Women who’ve had surgery in the abdomen or pelvis can have an unpredictable degree of internal scarring or distortion of anatomy. Internal scars are known as adhesions. Adhesions can affect the risk of complications and the degree of difficulty of the surgery.
Many women are counseled that they must have a large, open incision in the abdomen because they've had prior surgery.
The surgeons of WHII have extensive experience in performing successful minimally invasive surgeries for women have had prior surgery. At WHII, women with prior surgery will be offered Minimally Invasive procedures (vaginal, laparoscopic, or robotic-assist)