Minimally invasive hysterectomy...

Perfect for today's busy woman

Women who require a hysterectomy may now have the option of having it done laparoscopically. Compared to traditional open surgery that requires large incisions, this minimally invasive procedure requires only a few tiny incisions. This means:

  • Less time in surgery
  • Less time in the hospital
  • Fewer side effects
  • Less pain
  • Minimal scarring
  • Significantly faster recovery


Richard L. Persino, MD, FACOG
Board certified obstetrics and gynecology
Randy S. Wittman, MD, FACOG
Board certified obstetrics and gynecology
Christine Hepperlen, APN, WHNP
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner


Dr. Richard Persino and Dr. Randy Wittman are two of only a few gynecologists to offer total laparoscopic hysterectomies
in the area. To find out if you're a candidate, please call Mercy Crystal Lake OB/GYN at (815) 459-1212.