What is Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy is a major operation for removal of the uterus. This procedure can be done laparoscopically too.

Types Of Hysterectomy

Total Hysterectomy: Removal of the uterus and cervix with preservation of the ovaries. In pre-menopausal women, this means there is no change in hormonal status.

Subtotal Hysterectomy: The cervix of the uterus is preserved and routine cervical screening is necessary in future.

Total Hysterectomy and bilateral-salpingo-oophorectomy: Removal of the uterus, cervix, ovaries and fallopian tubes. In pre-menopausal women this would mean a loss of ovarian hormones. In turn, this means you will go into menopause. In postmenopausal women, there is no hormonal change as the ovaries have already stopped functioning.

While the reasons for considering hysterectomy vary from person to person, in general, the main indications are:

  • To relieve pain caused by conditions such as endometriosis, adenomyosis
  • To alleviate excessive menstrual bleeding
  • To relieve pelvic pressure caused by fibroids or by severe prolapse
  • To treat certain cancer of the uterus and ovaries.
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