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Understanding Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Jan. 3, 2023 12:53 pm

If a hysterectomy is needed, we recommend a type of surgery called laparoscopy. This method has many benefits compared to open surgery.

A hysterectomy is surgery to remove the uterus (womb); this includes removal of the cervix and fallopian tubes. You may need this done because of severe pain, bleeding, pelvic infection, or other problems. Having a hysterectomy means that you will not be able to become pregnant in the future, so be sure to discuss all of your treatment options with your provider.

A laparoscopy is a surgery using a long, narrow tool called a laparoscope. The doctor inserts it and other surgical tools through small incisions made into the abdomen. A tiny camera is attached to the laparoscope, which sends light into the body. The doctor then sees the reproductive organs on a monitor and can view them from multiple angles.

Laparoscopy often helps find and treat the cause of reproductive organ problems in women. And it uses smaller incisions than most other surgeries. That means you can leave the hospital sooner, almost always the same day or you may be discharged the next morning. You may also heal faster and get back to your daily routine more quickly.

Benefits of Laparoscopic Hysterectomy:

  • Requires less time in the hospital or surgery center
  • Offers a faster recovery
  • Causes less internal scarring and smaller visible scars
  • Causes less pain after surgery, which allows for a faster return to work
  • Has a lower risk of complications

For more information, talk to your provider about how laparoscopy can help you! If you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our providers at Women's Care of Wisconsin, please call or text us at 920.729.7105.

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