Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Each year, over half a million women undergo a hysterectomy, making this procedure the second most common type of surgery in women of reproductive age. A hysterectomy involves the surgical removal of a woman's uterus. At Perfect Woman Institute we provide a new technology; Laparoscopic Hysterectomy which uses a minimally invasive technique that results in fast recovery and minimal downtime.

Hysterectomy


A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure in which a woman's uterus is removed which can be divided in to 3 types.

- Total hysterectomy: This type of surgery typically involves the removal of the entire uterus and cervix
-  Subtotal Hysterectomy: Removes the uterus but leaves the cervix in place, which some research suggests may reduce the risk of pelvic organ prolapse and preserve sexual function.
-  Total Abdominal Hysterectomy-Bilateral Salpingo-Oopherectomy: The removal of uterus, both ovaries, and the fallopian tubes through an incision in the abdomen.  

Type of Hysterectomy

Type of Hysterectomy
What is it?
What does it look like?
Hospital Stay
Recovery Time
Laparoscopic        
Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy (LSH)

A specific type of laparoscopic hysterectomy in which the

 cervix is left in place

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1 day or less
6 days
Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (TLH)

A type of laparoscopic

hysterectomy

 in which the uterus and

cervix are removed

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1-3 days

3-4 weeks

 
Vaginal
       
Vaginal Hysterectomy

Uterus, cervix and sometimes

other organs are removed

 via a smaller incision inside

the vagina

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1-3 days
3-4 weeks
Abdominal
       
Abdominal Hysterectomy

Uterus, cervix and sometimes

other organs are removed

via a 4- to 8-inch horizontal incision below

the belly button

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3-6 days
4-6 weeks

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy


In this type of hysterectomy, a doctor inserts a thin, lighted telescope-like instrument called a laparoscope and other small surgical instruments into the abdomen through 3 to 4 small incisions, each less than a quarter-inch long. The laparoscope acts like a video camera, guiding the doctor as he carefully removes the uterus through one of the opening. Because laparoscopic hysterectomy does not require the doctor to make a large abdominal incision, it’s a less invasive procedure than traditional methods of hysterectomy. In a laparoscopic hysterectomy, the cervix, the bottom part of the uterus, may be left intact.

The common reasons for having a laparoscopic hysterectomy are:
 

Cancer
A laparoscopic hysterectomy can be performed as a treatment for cervical or endometrial cancer.  A biopsy will have been taken which showed that cervical or endometrial cancer was present.   

Atypical endometrial hyperplasia
This is a condition where there are changes in the cells lining the uterus (endometrium).  It can indicate an increased chance of developing cancer or can have areas of cancer around it.  When atypical endometrial hyperplasia is diagnosed following endometrial biopsy, a hysterectomy is usually recommended as the treatment.  

Benign conditions
These include heavy, sometimes painful menstruation (periods) caused by hormonal imbalance and vaginal prolapse, where weakened ligaments and muscles cause the uterus to drop
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