Recommended For Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
The main reason for hysterectomy operation is cancer. But also, pelvic pain which has untraceable origin can be another reason.
Not Recommended For Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
Laparoscopic hysterectomy may be performed for many patients who need to have hysterectomy surgery. Also, through the laparoscopic hysterectomy surgery, the recovery process will be quicker, and it will cause less pain.
Nearly everyone can prefer to have laparoscopic hysterectomy procedure if they need to have a hysterectomy. Laparoscopic hysterectomy is preferred less due to the doctors who prefer the traditional ways to performed hysterectomy such as abdominal hysterectomy, vaginal hysterectomy, or laparoscopic-assisted hysterectomy, which procedure combine benefits of vaginal and laparoscopic ways.
Discharge From Hospital
Patient is required to stay 2 to 5 nights in the hospital
Duration Of Operation
2 to 4 hours
2 to 4 weeks
Laparoscopic hysterectomy is a kind of hysterectomy that means the removal of one’s womb or other organs. Doctors do not access the patient's uterus through the vagina or with big incisions in the abdomen. It needs only a few small incisions. These incisions made for the device called laparoscope to reach the area of operation; this device includes surgical tools and a camera. Through these methods, recovery time got shorter than other methods, and infection risks decreased. The laparoscopic method in hysterectomy known for many years but still uncommon because hysterectomy generally performed as abdominal or vaginal. Even so, laparoscopic hysterectomy operation statistics rapidly rise than before. Like other types of hysterectomy, laparoscopic hysterectomy has many types, including:
• Total laparoscopic hysterectomy – removal of both womb and cervix
• Partial laparoscopic hysterectomy – removal of just the womb – it is rarely performed because of cervical cancer risk.
• Total laparoscopic hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy – in this hysterectomy surgery, doctors attempt to remove the womb, cervix, ovaries, and fallopian tubes.
• Radical laparoscopic hysterectomy – it is the type of hysterectomy with the widest scope. Doctors proceed to remove womb, cervix, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and part of one’s vagina.
While classical abdominal hysterectomy causes a big scar to appear in one’s lower abdomen, laparoscopic hysterectomy results in a few small scars which are less visible and therefore do not affect seriously patient’s self-esteem.
This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in August, 2019.