So you need to have surgery to remove your uterus. We recommend checking out the hystersisters site for information regarding hysterectomy from a woman’s point of view, http://www.hystersisters.com/
We perform 90% of all our hysterectomies laparoscopically. Why? Because they have the least hospital stay, fastest recovery and least pain.
LSH (Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy)
The top part of the uterus is responsible for periods so LSH removes only that part. LSH uses a laparoscope and several small abdominal incisions through which instruments are used to separate the uterus from the cervix and remove it through one of the small abdominal incisions. LSH does not require a large abdominal incision and therefore involves less post-operative pain, scarring and recovery time. Most women will go home the same day or the next day.
TLH (Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy)
TLH is a minimally invasive way to remove the whole uterus. It’s a great solution when we don’t have the vaginal looseness or stretched ligaments that would allow the uterus to be removed vaginally. TLH uses laparoscopy in the abdomen. The connections of the uterus and cervix are taken down and the top edge of the vagina is secured with strong stitches. Women usually go home the same day or stay one night in the hospital and return to regular activities in 2-3 weeks.
LAVH (Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal hysterectomy)
Similar to the TLH but with some of the surgery being performed from the vaginal side, depending on the size and shape of the uterus. Women usually go home the next day and return to regular activities in 2-3 weeks.
Not everyone can be a candidate for laparoscopic hysterectomy either due to medical problems, severe pelvic adhesions and/or large tumors. Sometimes the DaVinci robot is utilized to make a case practical with laparoscopy. Doctors Zweibach, Champion, and Vanegas are exceptionally experienced with laparoscopic hysterectomy and make every effort to make this your option.