Dr. LeRoy Yates was the first physician in the Quad Cities area to perform laparoscopic hysterectomies in 1995. He has since invented and patented a surgical device called “QuickHyst” to perform “Weekend Hysterectomy”. The device is still in development, however, using the method designed for QuickHyst, most patients go home the same morning of their hysterectomy. Many women are able to return to work within 2-3 days due to the extremely short recovery period. Dr. Yates has taught this technique to colleagues for the benefit to women. He believes women should not need to have huge painful incisions and 6-8 week recovery periods. This is a wonderful procedure for working women who cannot afford the excessive time off from work.
For more information on Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery or to make an appointment, call us at (563) 275-4701.