LAPAROSCOPIC HYSTERECTOMY

A traditional hysterectomy is performed through large incisions in the abdomen. But new technology now allows for a simpler and less invasive procedure that leaves the patient with less pain, less operative risk and shorter recovery time.

A laparoscopic hysterectomy uses tiny incisions in the abdomen where the doctor inserts a small camera and uses other surgical instruments to carefully separate and then remove the uterus.
Your doctor may recommend removal of your cervix especially if you have a history of abnormal pap smears or you may consider a laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy, which leaves the cervix intact. Your doctor will help you decide which option is best for you.

After a laparoscopic hysterectomy,

  • Patients can usually return home the same day.
  • Most patients can usually resume their normal activities within a week or two, although strenuous physical activity should be avoided for longer.
  • Recovery is much faster and less painful than that experienced after a traditional hysterectomy.
  • In fact you are encouraged to increase your activities daily as this will actually help with a faster recovery and prevent complications.

RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS

While laparoscopic hysterectomy is considered a safe procedure for many patients, there are certain risks associated with any type of surgery. Some of these risks may include bleeding, need for blood transfusion, infection, and reactions to anesthesia, as well as damage to the surrounding organs.
To learn more about our Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures and to find out how it may help you, please call our office to schedule a consultation.

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