State-of-the-Art Technology Showcased at Women’s Health Event

Recovering from a traditional abdominal hysterectomy can be a long and painful process. The open surgery leaves a wide incision across the abdomen, increasing the recovery time as well as the risk of infection. But it’s not the only option.

Today, the da Vinci surgical system allows the surgeon to operate through several small incisions. That means patients experience shorter hospital stays, less pain, less blood loss and less scarring.

Listen as a local patient recounts her unexpected recovery from a da Vinci hysterectomy.

Women considering a hysterectomy or suffering from other gynecologic issues will have the chance to hear from local physicians about treatment options, including the state-of-the-art minimally invasive da Vinci surgical system.

This free educational health event will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, May 23, in the Wedeberg Conference Center. Local gynecologists, Jane Arbuthnot, MD, from Memorial Physician Services’ Women’s Healthcare clinic, and William Putman, MD, with the Springfield Clinic, will address:

  • Heavy periods and current treatment options
  • Signs and symptoms of pelvic relaxation
  • Current treatment options for prolapse of the bladder, uterus and rectum

This free women’s event is open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. To register, visit or call Memorial’s Healthline at 217-788-3333. We look forward to seeing you there.

Women’s Health Event

  • Where: Memorial’s Wedeberg Conference Center
  • When: Monday, May 23, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free
  • To Register:

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