A hysterectomy is a surgical removal of the uterus. In a laparoscopic hysterectomy, as the name suggests, a laparoscope is used for surgery. It is a minimally invasive surgery, with only two or three incisions made in the abdominal region.
Hysterectomies are generally performed to treat
A medical examination is advised when the patient feels one or more of the following symptoms
Certain medications are to be specifically avoided pre surgery
In Laparoscopic hysterectomy, small keyhole incisions are made in the abdomen and/or navel for introducing the Laparoscope into the body. The laparoscope is a long, flexible tube that has miniature surgical instruments attached to its head, along with a camera and light source.This instrument is inserted into the body and the surgery is performed by the surgeon via a controller.The images are transmitted to the screen, via which the surgeon can perform the procedure.The recovery period is minimal for this procedure, and the patient might even get a discharge the very next day.The surgery is performed under general anesthesia.
Patients are required to follow up with their physician for up to 4-6 weeks post surgery. In the following cases, consult your physician immediately:
Laparoscopic hysterectomy is a minimally invasive method, and is more widely recommended than a vaginal hysterectomy. The recovery is faster, and the lifestyle after surgery is also minimally affected.
"Authored By Dr.Niraj Mahajan"
MD- Gynecologist, Laparoscopic Surgeon, Uro-gynecologist , Infertility specialist & Cosmetic Gynecologist.Read more [+]