Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

          Laparoscopic hysterectomy ˗ is the least invasive type of hysterectomy procedure. During it several small cuts are made in the abdomen. Hysterectomies can be total or partial. Total means that the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries and cervix are removed. In partial the ovaries, cervix or both are left untouched. The procedure is done under general anesthesia; a doctor makes 3 little cuts in the abdomen: the first one near the belly button, the second on the right side and the third on the left side of the lower abdomen. A surgeon places a needle inside the abdominal cavity and inflates it with CO2 gas which allows seeing the interior part. Camera and laparoscopic instruments are put inside through a belly button and 2 other cuts. A surgeon uses long surgical tools to remove the uterus. The period of recovery ranges from 3 to 4 weeks. Sometimes the additional cuts are made for other instruments, such as endoscope. It is a narrow tube with a little camera at the far edge which allows doctor to see images of pelvic organs on the screen. It is recommended not to carry heavy things during 6 weeks after the operation.

 


     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          Laparoscopic hysterectomy ˗ is the least invasive type of hysterectomy procedure. During it several small cuts are made in the abdomen. Hysterectomies can be total or partial. Total means that the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries and cervix are removed. In partial the ovaries, cervix or both are left untouched. The procedure is done under general anesthesia; a doctor makes 3 little cuts in the abdomen: the first one near the belly button, the second on the right side and the third on the left side of the lower abdomen. A surgeon places a needle inside the abdominal cavity and inflates it with CO2 gas which allows seeing the interior part. Camera and laparoscopic instruments are put inside through a belly button and 2 other cuts. A surgeon uses long surgical tools to remove the uterus. The period of recovery ranges from 3 to 4 weeks. Sometimes the additional cuts are made for other instruments, such as endoscope. It is a narrow tube with a little camera at the far edge which allows doctor to see images of pelvic organs on the screen. It is recommended not to carry heavy things during 6 weeks after the operation.One should have a lot of rest and avoid stress. After 6 weeks you will be able to have warm baths.

          Total laparoscopic hysterectomy – is the procedure when uterus is separated from the abdomen and then taken away in tiny pieces via these incisions or vagina. Laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy is performed when the cervix is removed through vagina and the laparoscope helps to guide the process. In Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy the cervix is left untouched. This operation has a benefit because cervix helps to keep in place vagina and bladder. Some studies reveal if to leave cervix it will help to shorten the recovery time. Robot-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy presupposes a robot which is attached to instruments and helps during surgery. Often, doctors recommend leaving the ovaries because they produce hormones. If they are removed a “surgical menopause” is created. Of course, if you are postmenopausal it is recommended to take away this organ to eliminate the risk of getting ovarian cancer in the future. If you are still in pre-menopausal period and your ovaries are functioning normally it is better not to touch them to decrease risks connected with the appearing of menopause symptoms, such as mood changes, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, etc.

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