If you have been advised a hysterectomy for any reason such as for fibroids, then laparoscopic hysterectomy is an option that a healthcare expert may suggest. A minimally invasive surgical procedure, a laparoscopic hysterectomy will be performed by an experienced surgeon, in our state-of-the-art centre at Apollo Cradle.
What is Laparoscopic Hysterectomy All About?
A laparoscopic hysterectomy is a surgery that is undertaken to removal the uterus or womb. Removal of the uterus means that you no longer can conceive. Apart from the uterus, the ovaries, and fallopian tubes may also be removed, and this surgery is called as salpingo-oophorectomy.
How is Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Performed?
A laparoscopic hysterectomy surgery requires a small or half-inch-long incision in your abdomen. The pelvic region can be clearly seen by inserting the laparoscope (a tube with a light source and a tiny camera that allows your surgeon to see your internal organs) through these incisions. Some instruments are then inserted through the other small incisions in your abdomen or vagina, to remove your womb, the cervix and any other parts of your reproductive system.
Why You Need a Laparoscopic Hysterectomy?
A laparoscopic hysterectomy is performed for numerous health issues. Some of the common problems include:
- Cervical or womb cancer
- Heavy or irregular periods
What is Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy?
Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (TLH) is an advanced procedure. During a total hysterectomy, your womb and cervix (neck of the womb) are removed. It is also called as a keyhole surgery. It is done using small incisions in your abdomen through which a laparoscope is inserted and other instruments to perform the surgery. In simple words, in this surgery, your uterus removal completely through the vagina. One or both of the ovaries and fallopian tubes may also be removed.
Benefits of Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
A laparoscopic hysterectomy is associated with less pain as there are only small incisions made in the abdomen. It has a low risk of infection and blood loss. Recovery is fast, and the patient can go home early.