A laparoscopic hysterectomy is an operation which is performed to remove your uterus (womb) Performed in this manner, hysterectomies often result in the requirement for shorter recovery time than usual surgeries of this type. It is also quite common for comparatively less scarring to take place and because of this, many women request laparoscope assisted procedures.
What is the procedure of laparoscopic hysterectomy?
Basic laparoscopic hysterectomies begins with a short incision below a woman's navel, in which a laparoscopic instrument is inserted. The doctor
then examines the women's pelvic area with the instrument, deciding where to perform additional cuts with the slim surgical instruments. The
laparoscope is then used as a surgical guide while the surgeon removes the uterus from the women's body. The uterus is dissected into sections which are the right size to be removed through the abdomen cuts. So very few stitches are required to close these small incisions.
Variations on the basic laparoscopic hysterectomy procedure are known as laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy and laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy
. A disadvantage of the common vaginal hysterectomy is that the reproductive organs and pelvic area is a blind spot to the surgeon. By using a laparoscopic instrument during a vaginal hysterectomy
procedure, a surgeon can see the complete female reproductive area.
What are the types of laparoscopic hysterectomy?
1. Type I
Use to visualize and diagnose the condition of diseases in pelvic organs and to determine whether the operation is needed or not.
2. Type II
If the laparoscopy found some abnormalities in the pelvic organs, such as implants, adhesion or endometrial cysts. The surgeon can remove them through the incision then applying a vaginal hysterectomy.
3. Type III
Before performing the vaginal hysterectomy, operative hysterectomy helps to remove the ligaments and suture the blood supply to the uterus through the laparoscopic incision, the uterus is removed by vaginal hysterectomy.
What is expected from laparoscopy hysterectomy surgery?
Robotic-Assisted Radical Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
usually takes 1-3 hours under general anesthesia. You will be hospitalized for at least one night, so your physicians can monitor your healing progress. In most cases, sufferers get back to their normal schedule in a week.
What are the benefits of hysterectomy laparoscopy?
It is a simple operation, almost like an ingrown toenail surgery. Being not too invasive, it is usually done by making an incision, sometimes even smaller than your big toenail around your navel area. And with the use of a laparoscope, the surgeon will remove whatever part it is, that needs to be taken out to save you from more serious illnesses. It does not require hospitalization.
There's no need to be scared of getting stitches because there will be none of that. It has fewer risks of giving you an early surgical menopause, especially since the cervix will not be removed. Laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy was first done in the 1990s as an alternative to entering the vaginal cavities to get to the uterus. This procedure is usually done as a treatment for endometriosis and abnormal uterine bleeding.
It is also a great way to remove small to medium fibroids. Sometimes, LSH (laparoscopic hysterectomy) is as well used as a prophylactic treatment for patients who have a strong family history of cancers in the reproductive system, including breasts, cervical
, and ovarian
. Going through this will not need you to take pain medications. The procedure is very quick in itself.
What are the risks of laparoscopy hysterectomy?
There are some small risks that are accumulated in Hysterectomy which is necessary to be discussed with the doctor before surgery. In women who also have the ovaries removed, early menopause is going to occur. Infections, allergic reactions to medication, forming of blood clots are some occurring complications that reach other organs or side effects caused by anesthesia
What are the concerns related to laparoscopic hysterectomy?
There are multiple possibilities regarding the way in which hysterectomy is performed. The most common one is an abdominal hysterectomy. It is performed through an incision in the abdominal area. Vagina or with laparoscopic help uterus can be removed.The laparoscopic procedure, can either be done through a small incision in the abdominal area or through a small incision in the vagina. A robotic hysterectomy is also implied in some cases that are similar to laparoscopic one, except the fact that a robotic system is used instead of a laparoscope.
Minimum cost of Total laparoscopic hysterectomy complex is Rs.2,00,000 to maximum Rs.4,00,000.