Making the decision to undergo a Hysterectomy can be a major decision, done for many reasons. A hysterectomy is a moderately-invasive procedure that is performed on the vaginal region of the body. However, with increased medical advances and technology, a Laparoscopic Hysterectomy can provide less discomfort, and decreased risk of infection and recovery time when making this very important decision.
What is Laparoscopic Hysterectomy?
This form of treatment is a procedure that can be performed vaginally as opposed to older methods of operating in the abdominal region. It includes the laparoscopic ligation of the ovarian arteries and veins, and the removal of the uterus vaginally, along with laparoscopic closure. The laparoscopic hysterectomy has been associated with decreased blood loss, shorter hospital stays, faster ability to return to normal activities, and fewer abdominal wall infections compared to abdominal hysterectomies. This type of procedure can include the use of a laparoscope for a fraction of the procedure, and the remainder performed trans-vaginally. Additional methods of total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy includes the entire procedure utilizing the laparoscope, where the entire specimen is also removed through the vagina.
What Does the Procedure Include?
A total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy procedure includes small “keyhole” incisions made near the abdomen to ligate the ovarian arteries and veins, and the approximate recovery time associated is 2 weeks. A laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy utilizes a technique to secure the ovarian and uterine vasculature through laparoscopy, and the remainder of the procedure is completed vaginally. This form of hysterectomy has emerged as an alternative to abdominal methods because of its provided improvements.
There are benefits that Laparoscopic Hysterectomies can provide over traditional methods. These can include:
- Ability to visualize the pelvic anatomy during the procedure
- Decreased blood loss
- Improved access to the uterine vessels and vagina during the procedure
- Decreased risk of infection
- Shorter required hospital stay
- Quicker ability to return to normal activities
If you are considering making the important decision of undergoing a safer and improved Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, reach out to us here at Allure Laser and Med Spa to learn more about this revolutionary treatment option. Contact us today and schedule your consultation!