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:: Laparoscopic Hysterectomy :: Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy
:: Laparoscopic Burch Procedure :: Laparoscopic Vault Suspension
:: Microscopic Tubal Reversal :: Operative Hysteroscopy :: Endometrial Ablation
:: Tension-Free Vaginal Tape Sling

Laparoscopic Surgery

The Center for Advanced Gynecological Surgery remains on the leading edge of
advancing, laparoscopic surgical techniques that offer less pain, fewer complications,
and faster recovery than traditional operations.

What is Laparoscopic Surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery is performed using an instrument called a laparoscope, a thin,
lighted telescope that is inserted through a tiny, ½ -inch incision made in the navel. The laparoscope allows your doctor to see and operate in the abdomen without having to use
a long incision. Two or three smaller incisions are made along the sides of the abdomen, to allow passage
of highly specialized surgical instruments.

Laparoscopic techniques allow surgery to be performed with less trauma to patients, and minimal damage to body tissues. This often means fewer days in the hospital, and much
less pain during recovery. In many cases, patients go home the same day or the next morning.

Laparoscopic surgery can be used to address a number of gynecologic conditions that
used to require large incisions. These newer procedures include:

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy
Laparoscopic Burch Procedure
Laparoscopic Vault Suspension
Operative Hysteroscopy
Endometrial Ablation
Tension-free Vaginal Tape Sling Procedure

The following table compares differences in average length of Hospital Stay and usual Recovery Time for some common operations that can now be performed using laparoscopic techniques.

Procedure Surgical Approach Hospital Stay (Days) Recovery (Weeks)
(Traditional) Abdominal Hysterectomy Abdominal 2 - 3 6
(Traditional) Vaginal Hysterectomy Vaginal 1 - 2 4 - 6
Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy Laparoscopic & Vaginal 1 - 2 4 - 6
Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Laparoscopic 1 - 2 4 - 6
Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy Laparoscopic Same Day or Overnight 2
Endometrial Ablation Hysteroscopic Same Day< Less than 1 week

 

 

 
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