Study finds minority, poor women not getting safer minimally invasive hysterectomies

When Bonita “Bonnie” Hudak had a hysterectomy three years ago after being diagnosed with endometrial cancer, she recovered faster and suffered less pain than when she delivered a child by cesarean section many years before.

The C-section required a large cut that took weeks to heal and left an unattractive scar. For the hysterectomy, Hudak’s doctor performed a robotic surgery that required only small incisions.

“I was pretty much flat on my back for about a week and then shortly after that I was able to walk around,” said Hudak about her minimally invasive surgery. “And I was only taking Tylenol or ibuprofen for pain.”

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