For women who need to have there uterus surgically removed (hysterectomy) on account of heavy bleeding, chronic pelvic pain, or other benign reasons, Dr. Lowney is performing the most state-of-the-art laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LASH). This procedure is performed through 3 small incisions: 1 hidden in the belly button and 2 hidden in the pubic hair line. The entire uterus is removed in small pieces (morcellated) in about 45 minutes and the patient is usually discharged from the hospital in 24 hours. Most women are back to full activity within 2 weeks. This technique has revolutionized the postoperative discomfort and recovery time from months to weeks.
Dr. Mark Lowney is one of the first ob/gyn surgeons in New England to perform the DaVinci Robotic Hysterectomy. This minimally invasive surgery is performed through 3 tiny incisions in the abdomen. Most patients require only a 24 hour hospital stay and can return to work within 1 to 2 weeks.