Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

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Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

It is a procedure in which the uterus is fully removed laparoscopically. This is done with the aid of a telescope and very fine instruments, through a small incision in the abdomen to ensure minimal scarring and faster recovery.

The advantages over the conventional hysterectomy are that there is much less pain due to minimal tissue handling and lesser chances of adhesion formation after the operation. The laparoscopic procedure requires only 3-4 very small incisions in the abdomen of 0.5-1.0 cm as opposed to the conventional procedure that calls for 10-15 cm incisions. It results in less blood loss and fewer chances of wound infection with decreased hospital stay and early recovery.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is total laparoscopic hysterectomy ?

It is a key hole surgery where your uterus with cervix and fallopian tubes are removed. You will only have four <1cm incisions on your abdomen. The ovaries are only removed if it has a cyst or a tumour or if you are already menopausal.

"How

It takes about 1-2 hours depending on the condition you are being operated for, including the time required for anaesthesia.

"Is

Removal of uterus through any method is considered a major surgery,but when done through laparoscopy recovery from surgery is much faster, you can get back to a normal lifestyle earlier and pain is much lesser compared to abdominal hysterectomy.

"What

It means the same,we will remove uterus, cervix with both fallopian tubes in both cases. Ovaries will be retained unless there is some issue with your ovaries or you are already postmenopausal.

"How

You can expect some amount of pain and discomfort in your lower abdomen for first few days after operation, you will be advised pain killers. The pain will not interfere with your daily activities 2-3 days after surgery.

"How

The organs are removed through the vagina. The vaginal opening is then sutured laparoscopically.

"Why

Immediately following your operation your bowel (intestines) may temporarily slow down,which will make your tummy look a bit bigger, it is relieved on passing wind from down below, but these effects only last for a day a two, the operation does not make your stomach bigger permanently.

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