A laparoscopic hysterectomy uses an instrument known as a laparoscope to allow the doctor to see inside your body in real time, without open surgery. This procedure requires smaller incisions than the open abdominal hysterectomy. It is a form of minimally invasive surgery, and laparoscopy was first initiated by gynecologists in the 1980s, then applied to many other surgical fields.
Laparoscopy Hysterectomy Procedure Details
A laparoscopy hysterectomy is an outpatient procedure in which the patient is put under general anesthesia. A small incision will be made in the navel, and the laparoscope will be inserted. The doctor will carefully watch the camera’s image on a large monitor while performing the procedure. Two or three other small incisions will be created in the lower abdomen, and different instruments will then be inserted and used for the uterus removal process.