More than half a million of U.S. women have a hysterectomy each year – so common, it’s second only to cesarean section. Thankfully, there are methods that make a hysterectomy easier and much less painful, like a minimally-invasive laparoscopic hysterectomy.
Minimally-Invasive Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
- Tiny incisions – 3mm to 5mm punctures (about the size of a straw) that rarely show a scar
- As few as three of these tiny incisions
- The most cosmetic choice
- Very short recovery time (You’re back to a normal, pain-free life in 12 days or so.)
- Easy, overnight hospital stay (compared to 1 week with open procedures)
- Much less pain, requiring fewer pain medications
- Less blood loss and trauma to the body leading to less risk of infection
Your doctor gets an incredibly clear and enlarged view of all pelvic organs on a special monitor in the operating room by inserting a tiny, lighted telescopic into the belly button incision. Small surgical instruments, which are controlled by the surgeon’s hands, are inserted into the other incisions.
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