A Hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove a womens uterus (womb)
Why hysterectomy is done- when non-surgical management has failed for the below conditions
Surgical technique for the hysterectomy Surgeons use different approaches for hysterectomy. The hysterectomy technique will partly determine healing time and the kind of scar.
There are two approaches to surgery-a traditional or open surgery and surgery using a minimally invasive procedure.
It is an open surgery. It generally requires a large cut on the abdomen 6-10 inch, which requires long hospital stay and recovery time.
Laparoscopic hysterectomy involves a few small (about half inch long) cuts in your abdomen. A laparoscope (Long instrument with attached camera and light) inserted through one of these cuts allow the surgeon to see the pelvic organs. Other surgical instruments are used to perform the surgery through separate small incisions.
A robot-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy is performed with the help of a robotic machine controlled by the surgeon.
In a vaginal hysterectomy, the uterus is removed through the vagina. There is no abdominal incision. Not all women are able to have a vaginal hysterectomy. For example, women who have adhesions from previous surgery or who have a very large uterus may not be able to have this type of surgery.
Hysterectomy recovery time
It takes two weeks for laparoscopic hysterectomy and four to six weeks for abdominal hysterectomy. Compared with abdominal hysterectomy, laparoscopic hysterectomy results in less pain, has a lower risk of infection, and requires a shorter hospital stay. You may be able to return to your normal activities sooner.
Complications rate is same either we do laparoscopy or open surgery.