A laparoscopic hysterectomy is considered as a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to diagnose pelvic conditions, take biopsy samples, and to treat reproductive problems. The doctor will make small incisions near the belly button instead of larger cuts that are used for open surgery. A laparoscope is a thin, pliable surgical telescope with a camera at the end. Two or three small cuts are made near the lower abdomen and specialized instruments are inserted for the removal process.
There are a lot of benefits to laparoscopic hysterectomy as compared to traditional procedures. The incisions made for laparoscopic hysterectomy are only a few and really small. These cuts leave fewer scars as compared to the traditional procedure where there are 3-6 inch incisions.
A laparoscopic hysterectomy is performed as an outpatient procedure and the recovery period is just 1-2 weeks. There would be less blood loss and less pain post the operation. Chances for infections and complications are relatively less as compared to abdominal hysterectomy.
As it is an outpatient procedure, the surgery takes less time and need not require a long hospital stay or could even return home the same day. Pain reliever would be recommended only in rare circumstances as usually, pain is minimal.
Laparoscopy can help a doctor diagnose problems that lead to infertility such as blocked fallopian tubes, endometriosis, fibroids, certain scars on the tissues, and other abnormalities of the reproductive system. With the help of laparoscopic hysterectomy, doctors can assure to remove all these blockages or treat issues that cause fertility problems. If the patient receives proper treatment during the procedure, the chances to conceive will be higher.
A laparoscopic hysterectomy can be performed when childbearing and other treatments turn to be a failure. It can be considered as a minimally invasive technique that reduces the length of surgery, hospital stay, recovery period, pain, and complications. Moreover, this procedure helps to improve women’s health care.
Blog reviewed by: Dr. B. Kalpana
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