v. Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
Hysterectomy is the surgical removal
of the uterus. The procedure is indicated most often for abnormal uterine
bleeding, uterine fibroids, chronic pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis,
and uterine or ovarian malignancies.
Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy (LSH)
laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy is a laser surgery procedure developed
by Dr. Lyons that leaves the woman's cervix intact. The procedure causes
less trauma to the patient and leaves the pelvic floor intact as a further
deterrent to pelvic prolapse or urinary stress incontinence later on. In
addition to less discomfort and an even quicker recovery than alternative
procedures, the patient can resume normal activity within two days and
intercourse within two weeks, compared to a six to eight week resumption with
abdominal hysterectomy. A 30-year study documents that sexual function is
enhanced post-operatively because of decreased scarring and trauma to the
vagina. In the study, pre-operatively, 76% of the patients were orgasmic,
and six months after surgery, 78% were orgasmic.
Laparoscopic Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the entire uterus
(including the cervix) using the laparoscope. The ovaries can also be
removed with either this procedure or with LSH.
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