Every year about millions of hysterectomies is being performed across the world. Majority of the surgeries are done because of non-cancerous conditions and this includes abnormal uterine bleeding, fibroids, and prolapse of pelvic organs. No matter why you want to undergo a laparoscopic hysterectomy, it is necessary for you to learn everything associated with the procedure.
Laparoscopic Hysterectomy is the minimally invasive surgical procedure that is aimed towards the removal of the uterus via the vagina. The process involves detaching of the uterus from fallopian tubes, ovaries, and upper vagina and also from the blood vessels and other connective tissues which support the uterus. This is the surgical process that needs a shorter time for recovery and affordable too as compared to the abdominal hysterectomy where an incision is made at the lower abdomen. It is performed with the help of laparoscope which is a flexible, thin tube with a video camera. It is inserted in the abdomen near the navel through a thin incision and then the uterus is removed in sections with the laparoscope tube or via the vagina.
Based on the purpose of performing Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, the surgeon may either remove the entire uterus or a part of the uterus. No matter what is the purpose of performing Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, the surgeons ensure to remove the ovaries and cervix in the process. There are different types of Laparoscopic Hysterectomy performed and this includes:
There are a variety of reasons why Laparoscopic Hysterectomy is done. This is the procedure which can treat a variety of gynecological issues including:
Most of the women who undergo Laparoscopic Hysterectomy usually don’t experience any serious effects or complications from the procedure. Since Laparoscopic Hysterectomy is considered to be a major surgical procedure, some risks are involved. Some of the risks involved with Laparoscopic Hysterectomy include:
Some of the other risks involved in Laparoscopic Hysterectomy include blood clots, wound infections, injury in the surrounding organs, hemorrhage, etc.
The process of Laparoscopic Hysterectomy allows the surgeon to remove the uterus via the vagina and also see the other organs like pelvic organs using the slender viewing instrument called the laparoscope. The procedure is performed via small abdominal incisions or vagina aided by the thin, flexible instrument which is inserted into the incisions. Now the surgeon removes the uterus via an incision or via the vagina. The procedure is recommended to patients that are having scar tissues on pelvic organs from endometriosis or previous surgeries.
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