Minimally Invasive Surgery
Lower Post-OP Pain
Less Need For Pain Medications
Less Blood Loss
Shorter Hospital Stay
Lower Conversion To Open Surgery
Laparoscopic Hysterectomy – What is Hysterectomy?
A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. Depending on your medical situation, the cervix, ovaries, and fallopian tubes may also need to be removed. Each year, 600,000 women in the U.S. undergo a hysterectomy.
What types of hysterectomy are available?
There are three types depending on the surgical approach: abdominal, vaginal, and laparoscopic:
Why are hysterectomies performed?
Fibroids – Usually Non-Cancerous Lumps of Muscle That Can Grow in/on the Wall of the Uterus
Abnormal Bleeding – Menorrhagia (Excessive Menstrual Bleeding) & Metrorrhagia (Bleeding from the Uterus That Is Not Associated with Menstruation)
Endometriosis – Pelvic Pain Due to Uterine Tissue Growing in Places Other than the Uterus
Pelvic Support Problems – Uterine Prolapse – the Uterus Descends from Its Normal Position into the Vagina
Cancers of the Uterus and Cervix
What is laparoscopy?
A Laparoscopy is a type of surgery that avoids a large incision but instead uses very small incisions (dime-size) in the abdomen for placement of advanced surgical devices. A laparoscope, which contains a fiber optic light and a magnifying video camera, is inserted through an incision in the navel to help guide the physician and allow them to see inside the abdomen. The uterus and possibly other organs are removed in pieces through these tiny incisions in the abdomen.
What are the benefits of laparoscopic hysterectomy?
Maintain a Pelvic Floor Support & Reduces Incontinence
Less Cutting & Tissue Manipulation
Maintain Sexual Arousal/Orgasm
What are the post-surgery benefits?
Less Time in the Hospital – One Day or Less
Quicker Recovery – 3-4 weeks
Fewer Complications after Surgery
Less Pain & Scarring
Quick Return to Normal Sexual Activity
Higher Patient Satisfaction
Contact us today to learn if you are a candidate for laparoscopic surgery. We proudly serve patients in Sandwich, Yorkville, Plainfield, and Aurora, Illinois, and surrounding communities.