Robotic Hysterectomy Testimonials

  • I'm a 56 year-old post-menopausal women who recently had extensive bleeding with sexual intercourse. This had never happen before, and my husband and I were really scared. Since we are fairly recent "transplants" to Florida, I asked my primary care physician, who I trust completely, to recommend a gynecologist — someone who he would trust his wife to. He recommended Dr. Jennifer Hayes. I am so thrilled that he did so!

    From the minute I walked into the office, the entire staff was so friendly and warm to me. Dr. Hayes told me upon examination that there were three things that could possibly be wrong with me, but she wouldn't know precisely until further testing and biopsies were performed. She said that it could be benign uterine polyps, pre-cancerous cells, or cancer. If you have never heard the "C" word issued to you, it's hard to imagine the thoughts that go through your mind. I have only been married for a year and a half (after many years of a miserable previous marriage) to the nicest, most lovable and sexiest man I've ever met (who's seven years younger than I am), and I finally got my lovely daughter through college and married to a great husband, and now, I might die??? Dr. Hayes held my hands and told me that I'm not going anywhere. If it was uterine cancer, it was the easiest cancer to cure. But, she would have to do a D&C to get a biopsy of the massive amount of polyps in my uterus. Every member of her staff encouraged me not to worry I was in good hands. They all treated me like family.

    I was absolutely terrified of surgery. Oh, I had the utmost confidence in Dr. Hayes, but I was terrified of being put to sleep. When I was 32, I had been given sodium pentothal as an anesthetic for a tubal ligation, and actually died on the operating table. It took a long time for them to "revive me", and then I was horribly nauseated for two days after that. Dr. Hayes and her staff kept reassuring me that this would not happen again,

    Fortunately, the results of the D&C showed that my polyps were benign. Dr. Hayes then told me that she could do a total hysterectomy using robotic surgery, which meant that my pain would be much less and my recovery would be much easier. She was right! Not only did she perform the robotic hysterectomy (including my ovaries), but she re-positioned my bladder to where it was before I had a 10 pound vaginal delivery of a baby girl 25 years ago, AND she tightened the muscles in my vagina to make sex more pleasurable. And, I woke up from the anesthesia starving to death instead of vomiting. I only had to spend one night in the hospital. I had had a male gynecologist for many years in Ohio prior to moving to Florida, and not once did he suggest that moving my bladder to eliminate leakage and tightening my vaginal muscles was possible. THANK YOU, DR. HAYES!

    And, now, I keep reading these testimonials about the G-spot shot, so that's the next thing I'm going to do!


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  • Robotic surgery is the way to go and Dr.Hayes is the one to do it. In 3 days I was up and about with minimal pain. Recovery was much faster than I imagined. So thankful I found Dr. Hayes and her wonderful staff.


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  • Dr. Hayes gave me a robotic hystectomy in 2/2010. She removed my uterus and a cantaloupe sized fibroid. My recover was so quick. I stopped taking the pain meds after two days. I felt so great that I had to keep reminding myself to take it easy. Dr. Hayes and her staff are so caring and attentive my experience couldn’t have been better!


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  • After years of pain, I recently had da Vinci Robotic Hysterectomy and literally my life has changed! No more pain or missing out on 10-15 days a month of my life. Thank you Dr. Hayes & your wonderful staff for your exceptional skills, knowledge & for taking such good care of me.  For anyone deciding whether or not to have this surgery like I was, maybe my experience can help your decision. The recovery was so much better then I could imagine. After the 1st few days, besides being a little sore & tired, I had to remind myself I had surgery. By the 2nd week, the incisions were so small you could barely see them. I can’t thank you enough Dr. Hayes.


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  • I thank you so much for all you have done for me.  I am happy and healthy and going on with life. You and your whole team are so supportive and helpful to women like me who get anxious before procedures, let alone a total hysterectomy.  You inspired such confidence.  You actually listened to my fears and addressed them.  While I know women who have had robotic hysterectomies and told me it was really an easy recovery, I am old enough to know many women who had open surgery for their hysterectomies and took months to recover.  I was apprehensive. (Read that SCARED).


All my fear was wasted energy!  You and your team and Morton Plant Hospital did a great job.  I had no problems with the anesthesia, the nurses on the floor were so nice that night, and I was home the next day.   Then I waited for the difficult recovery.  And waited, and waited.  I was very tired the first week after surgery and slept a lot.   The second week I did more,  and was still a little tired. I had practically no pain at all.  I think I may have taken 1 or 2 pain pills at night, but that was all. I still can't believe I had a major surgery without any hassle or pain!  My recovery was ridiculously easy.   I recommend the robotic surgery without any hesitation. The Robot is only as good as the person operating it and you are the best, a truly skilled and caring surgeon. Your compassion shows in all aspects of your practice.  Walking into your office and discussing my GYN issues was one of the best decisions in my life.


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  • I would highly recommend Dr. Hayes and her wonderful staff. It was discovered during a routine checkup that my uterus was enlarged. After further testing, a large fibroid tumor was discovered in my uterus. I elected to have a hysterectomy because of my age. I then interviewed 3 doctors and was very discouraged as all 3 told me I was not a candidate for vaginal surgery or a minimally invasive option but would need a large incision and extended recuperation time. I then found out about Dr. Hayes. What a godsend she was! She told me she could do a robotic hysterectomy. By week three, I was back to normal with only three very tiny incisions and I feel fantastic! Thank you Dr. Hayes & Staff.


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  • I came to Dr. Hayes after my local gynecologist told me that my fibroid was too large to be removed vaginally and that I would need a traditional hysterectomy. This meant a large abdominal incision. Dr. Hayes offered a superior, less invasive robotic alternative. More importantly, Dr. Hayes was able to remove my uterus and fibroid with only 4 small incisions and I recovered in only 2 weeks time!


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  • When my gynecologist told me I was finally going to get my hysterectomy, I was thrilled!  I had suffered for years with painful heavy periods.  When she told me she would only do it abdominally because of my precious C sections, I was crushed.  I didn’t want ANOTHER big scar across my belly.  I didn’t want to be out of work and unable to care for my family for 6 to 8 weeks.

    Then my mother told me about Dr. Hayes and the new things she was doing with laparoscopic surgery.  Dr. Hayes couldn’t have been nicer!  She met with me and explained everything to me. She felt confident she could perform the surgery with the use of the Da Vinci robot.  I even discussed the possibility of having plastic surgery done at the same time and not only was she supportive; she offered to coordinate her schedule with the plastic surgeon.

    After the surgery, I couldn’t believe how good I felt so fast and no big scar! I was back at work in about 3 weeks. I am so happy I had the surgery.  I feel like I have my life back!  Thank you Dr. Hayes!


    Filed Under: Robotic Surgery / Robotic Hysterectomy