What to Expect before Laparoscopic Hysterectomy?
DR. (Mrs.) PULKIT NANDWANI
MD, MRCOG( LONDON), DMAS( WALS)
DIPLOMA IN LAPAROSCOPY ( FRANCE
Senior Consultant Gynaecologist,
Obstetrician-Gynaecologist and Laparoscopic Surgeon
Specialist in Minimally Invasive Gynaecological Surgery
E-15, 123 & 124, ground floor, Sector 8, Rohini, Delhi – 85
Ph:- 9971573637, 01127943745
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Information for you about Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
Your operation explained
It is not meant to replace the discussion between you and your surgeon but it helps you understand more about what is discussed.
What is a Laparoscopic Hysterectomy?
Laparoscopic hysterectomy is removal of the uterus using key-hole surgery through tiny cuts in your abdomen (Laparoscopic Surgery).
A laparoscopic hysterectomy may also be referred to as keyhole surgery as it is performed through small incisions made in the abdomen. Special surgical instruments by best gynecologist in North Delhi are inserted through the incisions, and the operation is carried out with the aid of an internal telescope and camera system. The uterus is removed through the vagina and other tissues (sometimes including lymph nodes) may be removed through the vagina or through the small incisions in the abdomen. You will have between three to four small scars on different parts of your abdomen. Each scar will be between 0.5 cm and 1 cm long. If you have had your cervix removed, you will also have a scar at the top of your vagina which will be out of sight.
What are the benefits of laparoscopic hysterectomy?
The benefits of having a laparoscopic hysterectomy over an abdominal hysterectomy (removal of the uterus through an abdominal surgical incision) are:
- Less blood loss
- Less pain after operation
- Minimal scarring
- Shorter length of stay in hospital
- Shorter recovery period
- Earlier return to activity
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What will happen before the operation?
You will be seen in the pre-assessment clinic by the best gynaecologist in Rohini a few days before the operation. Usually you will be admitted to the ward on the morning of the operation.
You must not eat or drink anything after midnight- the night before the operation.
Every woman has different needs and recovers in different ways. Your own recovery will depend upon:-
- how fit and well you are before your operation
- the reason you are having a hysterectomy
- the exact type of hysterectomy that you have
- how smoothly everything goes and whether there are any complications.