Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

In this type of hysterectomy, a doctor inserts a thin, lighted telescope-like instrument called a laparoscope and other small surgical instruments into the navel and abdomen through 3 to 4 tiny incisions, each less than a quarter-inch long. The laparoscope acts like a video camera, guiding the surgeon as he or she carefully removes the uterus (womb) through one of the openings.

Because laparoscopic hysterectomy does not require the surgeon to make a large abdominal incision, it’s a much less invasive procedure than traditional methods of hysterectomy.

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