Hysterectomy is a surgical procedure in which the uterus is fully removed. It is the preferred method for Fibroid treatment, however, it is only suitable if you no longer want to have babies or if you want the total elimination of your symptoms.
Traditionally, it was done through a large incision on the abdomen, similar to a cesarean section, requiring you to stay in hospital for about 3 days. Recovery is long and slow, it prevents you from normal activities for a period from 30 to 45 days.
Fortunately, today we have minimally invasive techniques such as Laparoscopic surgery, which allows removal of the uterus through small incisions (between 5 and 10 mm), allowing a less aggressive surgery with less pain and smaller scars.
After Laparoscopic Surgery, you will leave the hospital in a shorter period (24 hrs.), and have a faster recovery, being able to perform most of your daily activities between 7 and 10 days.
Advantages of Laparoscopic Surgery:
– Shorter hospitalization
– Less pain (80% less than traditional surgery).
– Less infection risk.
– Less blood loss.
– Smaller scars
– Faster recovery
– Quicker return to normal activities.
Laparoscopic Hysterectomy is mostly performed due the presence of uterine Fibroids, although it is also used in cases of bleeding, endometrial abnormalities, adenomyosis, premalignant and malignant tumors.