Monday, 20 March 2017

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy – Simplifying Uterus Removal

Certain diseases like severe cases of fibroids or uterine disorders in women demands uterus removal for achieving complete cure. Uterus is removed through a surgical procedure called hysterectomy. With the advent of minimally invasive procedures in surgery, laparoscopic hysterectomy has become popular.
Hysterectomy involves removal of ovaries and fallopian tubes along with the womb in some cases. If the patient is below the age 60 years, ovaries are not removed unless they are severely diseased. If hysterectomy does not involve ovary removal, the patient does not face mood swings or issues of hormonal imbalance. However, pregnancy and menstrual cycle are not possible after hysterectomy.

Laparoscopic hysterectomy is carried out in cases where the patients face issues like uterine fibroids with accelerated growth that would affect the health of the patient, uterine prolapse, cancer affecting cervix, uterus, endometrium or ovaries, abnormal and irregular menstrual bleeding, endometriosis, conditions like adenomyosis and chronic pelvic cramps.
Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Procedure
Laparoscopic hysterectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to remove uterus with the help of about 4 small incisions of 5mm each. Performed after administering general anaesthesia, the incisions are made on the abdominal area. The lighted laparoscope is inserted into the abdominal cavity after filling it with carbon dioxide.
The camera on laparoscope provides a clear image of the anatomy which helps the surgeons to perform the surgery with ease. The uterus is cut off from the blood supply and other organs to which it is attached. Other issues, if any, are also taken care of. After the removal, the carbon dioxide is drained of and incisions are closed.
Advantages of laparoscopic Hysterectomy
Laparoscopic hysterectomy is a basically safe technique with limited scarring or bleeding. The post-operative pain associated with the procedure is virtually nil. The procedure requires very less recovery time and hence limited period of hospitalisation.

Rashmi Hospital, advanced laparoscopy centre in Bangalore offers efficient laparoscopic procedures for treatment of fibroid, endometriosis, appendicitis and so on, under the guidance of Dr. Deepak Rao, a pioneer in the field of endoscopic surgery.
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