Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

In a laparoscopic hysterectomy, the uterus is removed using instruments placed through small abdominal incisions. The thin laparoscope camera provides a magnified screen image inside the body. Other specialized tools are then inserted to detach the uterus and remove it from the body.

A laparoscopic hysterectomy requires only a few small incisions, compared to the large incision of a traditional open hysterectomy. Other advantages of laparoscopic hysterectomy include:

  • Less blood loss during surgery
  • Minimal scarring and less post-operative pain
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery and return to daily activities

Who can have a laparoscopic hysterectomy?

Most women getting treatment for abnormal uterine bleeding, fibroid tumors and other non-malignant conditions can have a laparoscopic hysterectomy. The approach may not be possible in some cases, such as when a patient:

  • Has undergone past abdominal surgeries
  • Is very overweight
  • Has a uterus too large

Other Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Procedures

If you would like to learn more about your hysterectomy options or would like to discuss your care with a specialist from our team, call (206) 223-6191.