Is laparoscopic hysterectomy right for you?
Hysterectomy is surgery to remove your uterus. The uterus is the part of a woman’s body where a baby grows.
There are different ways to perform a uterus removal surgery. Depending on the reason for the procedure, your doctor might go through your abdomen or your vagina to get to your uterus.
The procedure can be done as laparoscopic, or open/traditional surgery. After a hysterectomy, you won’t have menstrual periods and won’t be able to get pregnant.
Types of laparoscopic hysterectomy procedures
If you do require a laparoscopic hysterectomy, there are several types available. The one that is best for you depends on the nature of your medical condition, your age, and other factors. Types of hysterectomies include:
- Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (LAVH): Surgeons use special laparoscopic instruments to remove the uterus and, if necessary, the fallopian tubes and ovaries. By operating through the vagina, the cervix is separated from the top of the vagina permitting the uterus and the cervix to be removed through the vaginal opening.
- Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy (LSH): The LSH procedure is done to remove the upper two-thirds of the uterus using laparoscopic instruments inserted through small incisions in the abdomen.
By leaving the cervix intact and attached to the upper vagina, this procedure helps to provide better post-operative vaginal support and eliminates the need for the vagina to heal. Using specials instruments, the uterus is then removed through the small incisions in the abdomen.
- Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (TLH): Using similar incisions to a Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy, a TLH involves removing both the cervix and the uterus.
Unlike a Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, a very limited portion of the TLH procedure is done through the vagina.
Common reasons for a hysterectomy
Factors to consider before having a hysterectomy
A hysterectomy is a major surgery that can change your body forever. If you have gynecological cancer, a hysterectomy may be the only treatment option.
For other health problems, it’s a good idea to ask yourself or your doctor the following questions before deciding to have the procedure:
- Are my symptoms seriously affecting my quality of life?
- Have I explored all other treatment options?
- Am I prepared for the possibility of early menopause?
- Do I still want to have children?
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