Laparoscopic uterus removal is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure that is also known as a hysterectomy. This procedure may be offered to women who are experiencing painful uterine fibroids or prolapse of the uterus and to those who have been diagnosed with ovarian, cervical, or uterine cancers. In some cases, women who have very heavy periods may elect to have this surgery as well.
How is Laparoscopic Uterus Removal Performed?
During the operation, a small camera is inserted into the treatment area. The camera allows the surgeon to visualize the area on a screen. From there, small instruments are used to remove the uterus. While some women choose to have just their uterus removed during this surgery, other women may want to also have their ovaries removed as well if recommended to do so by the OB/GYN, and this can be done at the same time.
What are the Benefits of a Laparoscopic Procedure?
A traditional hysterectomy involves a long incision of five to six inches, and most patients will need to stay in a hospital for two or three days. Laparoscopic uterus removal requires only tiny entry points, resulting in much less scarring and allowing for a faster recovery time. Laparoscopic procedures are typically done as outpatient procedures, and the patient is able to go home the same day. In general, laparoscopic uterus removal is safer than the traditional procedure.
How to Obtain Laparoscopic Uterus Removal
If you are experiencing symptoms that suggest you may benefit from a hysterectomy, our team of experienced professionals at Women’s OB/GYN Center will be happy to help you explore the treatment options available to you and answer all of your questions about laparoscopic uterus removal. Contact us today to schedule your appointment at our office in Webster or Pasadena. We look forward to speaking with you.