LAPAROSCOPIC
Mini-Hysterectomy
     
 

If you have problems such as fibroids, endometriosis, or adenomyosis, and a hysterectomy has been recommended, but you are concerned about the prolonged recovery, there may be an alternative.

Dr. Montgomery now offers Laparoscopic Supra-cervical Hysterectomy, or Mini-hysterectomy. This procedure involves laparoscopy, or “Band-Aid surgery” to remove the diseased upper part of the uterus. If the cervix or lower part of the uterus is normal, it is retained. The upper part, or fundus is removed through one of the 1/2 inch incisions, using a new device called the Storz Morcellator, which can reduce even large fibroid tumors to small segments, for removal through a cylindrical sleeve.

Only a single night overstay may be required, and because only tiny incisions are used, and there is no vaginal incision to heal, recovery is minimal.

Most patients experience minimal post-op discomfort, usually no vaginal bleeding, and are able to resume normal activity, even work, in 7-10 days. Compare this to the 4-6 weeks required with traditional types of hysterectomy.

Sexual activity may also be resumed sooner, and there is less likely to be discomfort or any “different” sensations with intercourse.

Once again, Dr. Montgomery has taken the lead, as the first ob-gyn in the Cy-Fair area to offer this new, minimal impact hysterectomy.

For more information regarding this procedure, visit www.gynecare.com

 

Laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy  

Hysterectomy Options

Total Abdominal Hysterectomy
4-6 inch incision, 3-6 days hospital stay,
6 weeks recovery time

Vaginal Hysterectomy
Incision in Vagina, 1-3 days hospital stay,
4 weeks recovery time

Laparoscopic Vaginal
Vagina/Naval/Tiny Incisions, 1-3 days hospital stay,
4 weeks recovery time

Laparoscopic Supracervical (Mini-Hysterectomy)
Tiny Incisions/Naval, 1 day or less,
6 days recovery time.

 

Small incisions are made in the abdomen.

Using a laparoscope Dr. Montgomery removes the uterus through one of the
openings.

This procedure enables the cervix to remain intact.

 
     
     
     
 
 
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