Removal of uterus or Hysterectomy can be undertaken if one has excessively heavy periods, non- cancerous tumors or a dropped uterus. Cancer in the reproductive organs like cervix, uterus, vagina, fallopian tube etc could also be the reasons which would require surgical emergency.
A partial hysterectomy involves surgical removal of uterus alone whereas removal of only non-cancerous tumors is called myomectomy. Removal of cervix as well as uterus is total hysterectomy.
Laparoscopic uterus removal surgery or Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (TLH)-
Patients with abnormal uterine bleeding or flabroids can have the surgery. The surgery is far less invasive than total abdominal hysterectomy. This minimally invasive procedure secures the ovarian and uterine vasculature via laparoscopy; the remaining procedure is completed vaginally. It only requires small incisions which quickly recover leaving very few wounds behind.
- Reduced short-term morbidity
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster resumption of normal activities when compared with abdominal hysterectomy
- Less blood loss
- Minimal wound infections
- Less post-operative pain