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 technique, which can reduce even large fibroid tumors to small segments, for removal through a small incision. The ovaries are usually not removed so natural hormone production continues normally.

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, or for a second opinion regarding hysterectomy, please make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Montgomery.

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.

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.

Most Insurances are accepted.

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Dr. Joe Montgomery is a board-certified ob-gyn specialist who has practiced in the Cy-Fair area for more than 20 years. He is a native Texan, and has lived in the Houston area since childhood.
After graduating from the University of Texas, he attended Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, receiving his M.D. degree, with honors, in 1977. He completed specialty training in ob-gyn, also at Baylor in Houston in 1981.

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