“Laparoscopic Hysterectomy- A safer and minimally invasive option available for the removal of uterus”
The patients looking for the removal of uterus can opt for a safer, lesser complicated with shorter hospital stay. This procedure is known as “laparoscopic hysterectomy” which is a minimal invasive surgical procedure to remove the uterus. During this procedure small incision is made in the navel from which a very tiny & thin camera is inserted. This camera allows the surgeon to watch the image on a TV monitor while performing the procedure. After that two to three other tiny incisions are made in the lower abdomen and with the insertion of specialized instruments through these are used for the removal process.
Advantages of Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
- Lesser blood loss
- Minimal complications
- Significantly less pain
- A shorter hospital stay.
- Less scarring
- Decreased risk of infection.
- A faster return to normal daily activities.
TYPES OF HYSTERECTOMY
- SUPRACERVICAL HYSTERECTOMY :
In this procedure the portion of the uterus above the cervix is removed. Although there is no benefit to preservation of the cervix.
- Partial Hysterectomy: Removal of the uterus ONLY with preservation of the ovaries.
- HYSTERECTOMY AND BILATERALSALPINGO-OOPHORECTOMY or Total hysterectomy :
The total Hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus, tubes, and ovaries.
Who should have laparoscopic hysterectomy surgery?
Majority of the patients who are having a hysterectomy is to treat abnormal uterine bleeding or fibroids can have a laparoscopic hysterectomy.
What type of anesthesia a patient will require for Laparoscopic Hysterectomy?
Only general anesthesia is required for this procedure.
Is there a hospital stay after surgery?
Most of our patients go home the same day of their surgery.
What kind of recovery can be expected?
Patients should not to stay in bed. They should move around the house and resume normal activities as soon as they feel. Many women are capable enough to return to work one week after surgery. Women who have more physically demanding work should stay home for 2-3 weeks. Women can resume exercise and sex within a few weeks of the surgery.
For more information and any query Laparoscopic Hysterectomy visit Shah Hospital to consult with our specialist Gynecologist and Laparoscopic Surgeon.