Did your doctor tell you that your uterus is too large to have a laparoscopic hysterectomy? Did he or she say that you can’t have a laparoscopic hysterectomy because you had a previous surgery or cesarean? Let Dr. Scroggins of Bedford provide you with a second opinion.
Dr. Scroggins has done thousands of minimally invasive laparoscopic hysterectomies, many as an outpatient. Most patients are back to work in just 7 days.
When a problem such as fibroids requires the removal of your uterus, having it done with a scope through button hole size incisions makes for a less painful, rapid recovery.
If you’re like most women, the thought of a hysterectomy means a long recovery and a large visible scar. It used to be that total abdominal hysterectomy (removal of the uterus and cervix through a large abdominal incision) was the only type of hysterectomy offered to women. But today innovative laparoscopic techniques and the development of improved surgical devices allow for less invasive procedures. Consequently, hospital stays, and recovery times, have also been significantly reduced.
Most importantly, a laparoscopic hysterectomy results in less pain and a quicker recovery compared to traditional hysterectomies because of the small incisions used in the laparoscopic approach. Sparing of the ovaries in most cases, avoids the need for hormone replacement.