Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Laparoscopic hysterectomy is a surgical procedure for removing the parts or organs of the reproductive system in females. In this type of hysterectomy, a laparoscope is used to visualize the inner abdomen or pelvic region, and small incisions are made to remove the uterus through the vagina.

Types of Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

There are three major types of laparoscopic hysterectomy.

Traditional hysterectomy or open type of laparoscopic hysterectomy

This type of hysterectomy procedure involves a comparatively larger incision made on the abdominal wall to remove the uterus 

A vaginal hysterectomy is a laparoscopic hysterectomy wherein the uterus is removed via the vaginal incision. The procedure uses a small tube with a tiny camera and a telescope (called a laparoscope) for the hysterectomy procedure.

Robot-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy: The type of hysterectomy procedure wherein the advanced technology-based robotic platform is used. The state of art technology help surgeons visualize the internal organs and perform the entire surgical procedure of hysterectomy in a comparatively precise manner. 

Scars in Laparoscopic hysterectomy 

The laparoscopic hysterectomy procedure produces the least scarring on the female body. Usually, expert surgeons can undertake 2-4 tiny scars on the abdomen to remove the uterus through the vagina. The scars that result from Laparoscopic hysterectomy are far less visible than the scars that are comparatively large and deep from other hysterectomy procedures. 

Glamyo health has expert surgeons for laparoscopic hysterectomy procedures done in the least invasive way with highly advanced robotic procedures. 

Why choose laparoscopic hysterectomy surgery over other hysterectomy procedures?

  • 1. Least chances of post-operative infections
  • 2. Least effect on other abdominal organs like the vagina
  • 3. Early recovery 
  • 4. Decreased chances of vaginal prolapse
  • 5. Precision in the manipulation of pelvic structures
  • 6. Less loss of blood
  • 7. The very short period of hospitalization
  • 8. Lesser healing time
  • 9. Reduced risk of uterine fibroids
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Who can opt for laparoscopic hysterectomy?

The women who are seeking treatment for the following:

  • 1. Abnormally severe uterine bleeding
  • 2. Uterine fibroids 
  • 3. Abnormally heavy periods
  • 4. Pelvic pain may be caused by endometriosis
  • 5. Uterine prolapse
  • 6. Uterine cancer
  • 7. Inflammatory diseases of the pelvic region
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What preparations will be needed before surgery?

  • 1. Do not eat and drink immediately before the hysterectomy 
  • 2. Bath and clean the entire body
  • 3. Shave the intimate regions
  • 4. Emotional preparation is a must
  • 5. Relax and take deep breaths
  • 6. Get all the diagnostic tests done before the time
  • 7. No make-up, jewellery, nail paint, or eye contact must be worn on surgery day.
  • 8. Loose-fit clothing must be worn.
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What type of Anaesthesia is Required for a Hysterectomy?

In most cases, the patients undergoing hysterectomy are given general anaesthesia. There are cases wherein local anaesthesia can also be given, but it depends on the health condition of the patients and what type of anaesthesia is preferred.

What is the Duration of Hospital Stay After Hysterectomy Surgery?

Yes, 1-2 days of hospital stay is required for patients who undergo a hysterectomy. Some patients are advised to stay longer, depending on their health condition. 

What type of Recovery is Expected after Hysterectomy? 

Early recovery is expected after laparoscopic or vaginal hysterectomy compared to abdominal hysterectomy. Hysterectomy via abdomen requires 6-8 weeks or more than that for complete recovery.

Laparoscopic hysterectomy side effects

There are various side effects of hysterectomy apart from the health or aesthetic benefits it has. Abdominal hysterectomy has more side effects in comparison to laparoscopic hysterectomy.

  • 1. Allergic reactions in response to anaesthesia given for hysterectomy
  • 2. Heavy bleeding
  • 3. Damage to the ureter(urine passing tubes in our body)
  • 4. Damage to other organs like bowel or bladder
  • 5. Urinary incontinence
  • 6. Infections (UTIs)
  • 7. Thrombosis or blood clots
  • 8. Vaginal prolapse
  • 9. Early menopause 
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Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Cost in India

The cost of a hysterectomy varies depending on the type of surgical procedure that the patient prefers or the doctors recommend according to the health condition of the patient. There is an increase in the cost of hysterectomy procedures with the advancement in technology and the ease of recovery. There are different prices for traditional hysterectomy, abdominal, vaginal, or laparoscopic techniques of hysterectomy. 

The most advanced procedure, like robot-assisted hysterectomy, has the highest cost among all types of hysterectomy procedures. Variable prices also depend on the availability of services provided at the time of surgery and after surgery. The elite class hospitals will have the highest cost and most patient services. 

The cost of a Laparoscopic hysterectomy ranges from INR 40,000 – INR 60,000. The cost is variable in different states or cities of India.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can a total hysterectomy be done laparoscopically?

Yes, a total hysterectomy can be done using a laparoscope. In total, a hysterectomy was done laparoscopically. The surgery is assisted by a laparoscope with minimal cuts or incisions and the removal of organs required through the vagina. 

Glamyo Health has expert surgeons for total hysterectomy to be done laparoscopically. They provide free gynecologist consultation for the women who are facing issues related to uterus. 

What are the after-effects of a laparoscopic hysterectomy?

After a laparoscopic hysterectomy; the following after-effects are observed:

  • 1. Moderate vaginal bleeding
  • 2. Dark coloured discharge
  • 3. A little discomfort in small incisions
  • 4. Swelling
  • 5. Bruising
  • 6. Redness in the abdominal region
  • 7. Itching around incision
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What is normally used to close the incisions for a laparoscopic hysterectomy?

Hypafix dressing is used to cover or close the incision after laparoscope hysterectomy. The dressing is removed in one week, and cleaning is done.

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