Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy Surgery
A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that is performed to remove the uterus. During the operation, parts of the uterus or the whole uterus is removed and at times, other organs such as the ovaries ( oophorectomy ), cervix and fallopian tubes are also removed. A hysterectomy is performed to treat a number of medical conditions such as uterine fibroids that cause a lot of bleeding and pain, ovarian and uterine cancer, endometriosis and uterine prolapse. Even though a hysterectomy can be a life-saving procedure, it’s always advisable to explore other options of treatment because one can no longer get pregnant after the hysterectomy procedure.
Types of Hysterectomy Surgeries
A partial hysterectomy which is also referred to as subtotal hysterectomy is a type of hysterectomy procedure that only removes the uterus while leaving the cervix untouched.
In a Total Hysterectomy also called the complete hysterectomy, both the uterus and the cervix are removed.
Vaginal Hysterectomy is a procedure in which the uterus is removed through the vagina. Fallopian tubes and ovaries may also be removed during the vaginal hysterectomy procedure.
Laparoscopic hysterectomy is a type of hysterectomy procedure in which small incisions in the abdominal area are used to insert surgical tools that remove the uterus in pieces.