These authors contributed equally to this article.
Cosmesis and body image after single-port access surgery for gynaecologic disease
Article first published online: 10 OCT 2012
© 2012 The Authors ANZJOG © 2012 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Volume 52, Issue 5, pages 465–469, October 2012
How to Cite
Song, T., Kim, T.-J., Cho, J., Kim, I.-R., Kang, P. N., Lee, J.-W., Bae, D.-S. and Kim, B.-G. (2012), Cosmesis and body image after single-port access surgery for gynaecologic disease. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 52: 465–469. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2012.01466.x
- Issue published online: 10 OCT 2012
- Article first published online: 10 OCT 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 10 JUN 2012
- Manuscript Received: 17 NOV 2011
- Samsung Medical Centre Clinical Research Development Programme. Grant Number: CRS-111-02-1
- body image;
- laparo-endoscopic single-site surgery;
Little is known about patient satisfaction with single-port access (SPA) surgery for gynaecologic disease related to body image and cosmesis.
This study aimed to determine cosmetic satisfaction with SPA surgery.
Postal questionnaires, including the Body Image Questionnaire, were sent to 159 women who had undergone SPA surgery between May 2008 and April 2010.
Hundred and forty-six women participated in this study. Most of the women reported a relatively high body image and cosmetic score. The mean scores were 19.6 ± 1.1 and 21.9 ± 2.5, respectively. More than 67% of the women (N = 98) reported that the scar was invisible, and 97.3% of the women said that they would recommend SPA surgery to others.
Single-port access surgery is a good option for the management of gynaecologic disease with respect to patient satisfaction.