Hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that removes the uterus as a part or as a whole. Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive technique used to perform the surgery, and it has revolutionized the procedure for pelvic surgeries, especially in the last few decades. While a Laparoscopic hysterectomy has various advantages and it is advised that you consult your surgeon to make sure it is right for you.
Types of Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
Depending on your medical history, and severity of the condition, the uterus may be removed completely or partially. In some cases, the cervix, ovaries or fallopian tubes may be either retained or removed.
- A total hysterectomy implies that the entire uterus is removed through small incisions in the abdomen.
Hysterectomy with Removal of Ovaries
- In this type of surgery, the uterus, ovaries as well as fallopian tubes are removed. The organs may be removed through small incisions in the abdomen.
Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy (LSH)
- In this particular procedure, only the top portion of the uterus is removed.
- The cervix is left to stay and this procedure may be indicated if the cervix is healthy and uterine complications are the cause for removal.
- The uterus is removed in pieces through small incisions in the abdomen.
- This surgery is performed entirely through the vagina, with the aid of a laparoscope.
- Patients with a small uterus, relatively small fibroids and/or no previous cesareans are the best candidates for the procedure.
Benefits of Laparoscopy
- Lesser duration of hospital stay
- Quick recovery time
- Relatively less internal scarring
- Less visible scars
- Having to tolerate less pain after surgery
- Carry a lower risk of post-surgical complications
Who is the right candidate for a laparoscopic hysterectomy?
Your surgeon may suggest a laparoscopic hysterectomy if :
- You have fibroids in the uterus
- There is excessive bleeding during menstruation
- Anemia and excessive pressure in the pelvic area.
How is it done?
- A laparoscopic hysterectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to remove the uterus.
- Small incisions are made in the belly button and a tiny camera is inserted.
- A few small incisions are made and the scope – which is a thin tube – is inserted through one of the incisions and the tools required for the surgery are inserted through the other incisions.
- The scope is connected to a camera and the image appears on a TV screen
- The surgeon will be able to watch the image and perform the procedure with accuracy.
- About two or three tiny incisions are used to insert and remove the tools used.
How to prepare for a laparoscopic hysterectomy?
- You need to schedule a pre-operative appointment with your surgeon for a preoperative evaluation that will include a detailed medical history, physical examination, and investigations.
- The laboratory investigations for your surgery will be done at least 3 days before surgery.
- You may need to stop some medications that you may be taking.
- You will receive instructions on when to stop eating solids or liquids
- Take a shower at home before going in for the surgery.
- Avoid wearing makeup or other cosmetics on the day of surgery.
What can you expect after a laparoscopic hysterectomy?
- The usual length of stay in the hospital extends from 24 hrs to 72 hrs and may extend if there is a need for continued monitoring.
- Two to four small scars on different parts of your abdomen are expected with each scar as small as 1 cm.
- The sutures may need to be removed after a week, some of them may also dissolve on their own.
- You may have a urinary catheter in your bladder to allow drainage for about 24 hours. Once you start walking, the catheter is removed.
- Vaginal bleeding may be present for 1 to 2 weeks after the surgery.
- Shoulder pain is a common symptom after laparoscopic surgery due to the gas that was used to inflate the area.
Why choose us?
- Our surgeons have a wide range of experience in minimally invasive techniques
- At Handa Aesthetics, we have an excellent record of handling difficult surgeries or complex situations arising after the surgery
- Our board-certified surgeons are trained in the best and latest advancements in laparoscopy procedures.
- We have been recognized for maintaining the highest standards in clinical excellence and patient care.
- All our procedures are performed by our surgeons with the highest degree of precision and accuracy
- Our history of providing compassionate care and a friendly environment provides you with a comfortable atmosphere pre and post surgery.
- We work with a very strong commitment to patient satisfaction and persistently keep up the high standards that we have set for ourselves.
- Our state of the art facility has the latest equipment and well trained personnel required to provide you with the best care and comfort
- Our team has almost 40 years of surgical excellence driven by a mission to serve patients by offering world-class care
- Having performed over 60,000 surgical procedures, you can be assured that you are in safe hands.