Yes, mine was benign,and I was able to walk out of the hospital. My incision
my belly button, and ended at my bikini line. I understand your reservations about a catheter, because after my surgery to repair my urter tube and bladder, I had to come home with a catheter for two weeks. It was also a complete nightmare, but I made it through it and so will you!!. After my surgery two weeks ago, I had a catheter for the first day, and then they removed it the next day.