Laparoscopic Hysterectomy in Raleigh, NC
Your decision to undergo a hysterectomy (removal of your uterus) is an important yet difficult choice. Should you need a hysterectomy, our physicians specialize in a far less invasive surgical technique called laparoscopic hysterectomy. This surgery differs from abdominal hysterectomy because our surgeons are able to perform the procedure without creating large abdominal incisions.
There are many benefits to performing a hysterectomy laparoscopically. Some advantages include:
• Significantly smaller incisions
• Faster recovery
• Shorter hospital stay
• Less postoperative pain
As women, we understand that you can’t put your life on pause while recovering from surgery for 6-8 weeks. The laparoscopic approach allows you to undergo the surgery you need while providing a quicker return to regular activities.
How the Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Works
Using a laparoscope – a thin, fiber-optic tube equipped with a miniature camera, lights, and surgical instruments – our surgeons can remove your uterus without making a large incision. We only make four tiny abdominal incisions less than one-quarter to one half inch in length. The blood supply and attachments to the uterus are cauterized and cut through the laparoscope. Then the uterus is usually removed through the vagina.
The Laparoscopic Difference
With advanced laparoscopic hysterectomy, our surgeons are able to remove even a large uterus through less invasive techniques that offer women many benefits. Post-surgically, patients are usually able to return home the same or next day. Often, patients are also able to return to their regular activities in one to two weeks.
The choice to undergo a hysterectomy is very personal and it’s important you have all the information necessary to make an informed decision. Contact us and our physicians will guide you through this process and help you determine if a laparoscopic hysterectomy is right for you.