A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus.
A hysterectomy is major surgery, but with new technological advances, the discomfort, risk of infection and recovery time has all been decreased.
There are currently three surgical approaches to hysterectomies. These include:
- Open, traditional hysterectomy. .
- Vaginal Hysterectomy.
- Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy. This is when a portion of the operation (intra-abdominal) is completed with the laparoscope and the remainder of the operation (vaginal incision, excision of cervical tissues) is completed transvaginally.
- Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy. When the entire operation is performed using the laparoscope and the surgical specimen is removed via the vagina.
Potential benefits of laproscopyinclude:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Fewer complications
- Less scarring
- A shorter hospital stay
- A faster return to normal daily activities
- Decreased risk of infection
Laproscopy-Assisted Hysterectomy also allows your surgeon better visualization of your anatomy, which is especially critical when working around delicate and confined structures like the bladder.
Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy usually takes 1-3 hours under general anesthesia. You will be hospitalized for at least two night so your physicians can monitor your healing progress. Most patients return to normal daily activities within one week.
We are committed to providing the best treatment option for every individual patient.