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A genetic mutation which puts me at high risk for ovarian cancer made it necessary for me to have a hysterectomy.  I’ve had 2 c-sections and a laparoscopic oophorectomy and I was not looking forward to another abdominal surgery and the long, painful recovery.  Shortly after moving to the Raleigh area, a friend of mine told me about Dr. Jack Inge.  I was very impressed and encouraged after my first conversation with him.  Dr. Inge spent a lot of time explaining the robotic surgery and answering all of my questions. 

I had my hysterectomy in August of 2010.  I was back at home after just 24 hours and feeling great within days.  As a stay-at-home mom of two young boys, I was thrilled to be able to get back to my routine so quickly.  My husband had a business trip one week after my surgery and I was able to stay home and take care of my boys.  I went for a 10 mile bike ride after just 10 days!  Having experienced three different types of abdominal surgery, I can definitely say that the robotic surgery is far and away the best option.  I’m so thankful to Dr. Inge and the staff at Rex for the great care I received!
- Jennifer

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As a professional women who needed the least amount of time away from her job, the Davinci Procedure provided an invaluable option for me. After comparing notes with friends who had traditional abdominal hysterectomies I knew I had made the right decision.
With only an overnight hospital stay and minimal pain medication, I was back to work after 1 week.
I would highly recommend the Davinci Procedure for any woman considering a hysterectomy. I have never for one moment regretted my decision.
- Sandy

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Dr. Inge performed a hysterectomy on me in December of 2009 using the daVinci Robotic System.  The level of knowledge and care that Dr. Inge showed me, starting with our first meeting, made me feel comfortable about the procedure I needed.  I had already known of Dr. Inge's excellent reputation and level of skill using the daVinci System.  I was not disappointed.  My surgery went so well and my recovery time following the surgery was very short.  I experienced no pain and only minimal discomfort which lasted no longer than the first day or two after my surgery.  Within the first week I needed to be reminded on more than one occasion to take it easy due to the fact that I felt well enough to get back to my normal and active routine.

Throughout this entire time, Dr. Inge's mannerism  made me feel calm and at ease and gave me confidence in the successful outcome of this procedure.  He always took the time to address any concerns that I had and made certain that he answered all of my questions.  My follow-up care was just as positive and made me feel that I had made the right choice of physicians.  I always felt that I was in the best hands possible to receive the care that I needed.  Dr Inge's attentiveness, professionalism, and caring personality made my entire experience a lot easier than I had even expected.

- K.T.

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I was referred to Dr. Inge by a friend for a second opinion on surgery to remove a large fibroid from my uterus.  After meeting with him and learning more about the robotic surgery, I knew it was the way to go.  I drove 3 hours from Kitty Hawk, had the surgery, and was home the following afternoon with very little to no pain and a few tiny incisions.  When I think about my original plan to have the C-section type of surgery and the amount of pain, blood loss, recovery time and huge incision I would have had, I am so thankful that I was put in contact with Dr. Inge and his amazing robot.  It literally changed my life.

- Lori

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“I drove all the way from Asheville to have my surgery. This was the absolute best thing I have ever had done. I have had very painful and heavy periods for most of my life.. I am 49 years old and was having my period every 28 days regularly. I was pretreating with Alleve four days (morning and night) before my periods and taking ponstel (and Motrin) every four hours once I started and I was still in horrible pain. Once I was examined by Dr. Inge, he found fibroids and said my uterus was twice the size that it should be and told me I was a perfect candidate for this procedure. I am typically against any surgery at all. I was a bit hesitant until he explained the procedure and asked me how important quality of life was to me. He asked me to trust him that I was making the right decision. Well he was absolutely right. I went into surgery at five o'clock and was back in my room by eight that night. There was very little discomfort and I took nothing for pain. Dr. Inge gave me a prescription for pain pills but I did not need them. Within two days I was ready to go back to work. I would do it again tomorrow if I had too. I now have no back pain. I am not missing anymore of my life now. Thank you Dr. Inge for giving me my life back.”
- Robin S.
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“I am a (50 year old) patient of Dr. Inge. I was experiencing irregular and very heavy periods from several fibroids in my uterus. Dr. Inge gave me information on all of the options for me. I trusted Dr. Inge so much because of his reputation and because I was a long-standing patient of his. I read and read about the DaVinci hysterectomy and kept reading about such success. Regardless of what Dr. Inge was saying and what I was reading, I actually hesitated for years and now I know I suffered unnecessarily! I was so afraid of surgery! I finally opted for the DaVinci surgery but didn't expect it to be as easy as it was! It was amazing! I have nothing but good things to report! I was in the hospital for just a two nights, honestly I could have gone home after one night. I only took Advil for pain after the first day.
It was a little restrictive for me being I felt so good even the night of the surgery! I went back to work a bit after just 6 days and wasn't dealing with any pain at all just tiredness. I am enjoying being PAIN FREE from the fibroids. I have no bleeding and I am back to the way I remember being before. It's been a true blessing to have opted for this surgery. I wish I had done it much sooner. I'd recommend the DaVinci Hysterectomy to anyone because it is gentle, non-invasive and allows the woman to easily recover and get back to her life!”
- Valerie D.