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get a copy of your records. read them and do your own research. There is absolutely no reason for a vertical uterine incision. A vertical incision on your skin doesn't mean anything about the incision on your uterus. Get a care provider you trust, who will talk to you and answer all your questions.
I have had four abdominal surgeries (one of them a cesarean). When I had my last surgery, the incisions that were on top of old scars took forever to heal, and hurt really bad for a long time afterwards, when before it only took a few days to a week for the outer incisions to heal up. This might be part of their reasoning. If they cut where the scar tissue is it may take much longer for you to heal (on your skin, I'm not talking about the uterus, because the uterine muscles heal so well they are not likely to even know where the previous incisions were). Also, when I had my cesarean, one end of the incision did extend into some scar tissue from a previous surgery, and that end of the incision opened up and took a really long time to heal. So I can see why they might not want to cut right on top of the old incisions, but it still doesn't make much sense to me that they'd want to do a vertical cut. Why not a horizontal cut parallel to the old scar(s)? That's definitely something to ask your care provider about.
Anyway, do some homework on your own. You should never rely on your doctor to educate you. I also want to mention that vba3c is not unheard of, if you think you might want to go that route, it's definitely something to think about and look into. Good luck!