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
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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.