Laparoscopic or open hysterectomy

Laparoscopic surgery, also known as minimally invasive surgery or keyhole surgery, is a modern surgical technique in which operations are performed through small incisions (usually 0.5 to 1.5 cm) as opposed to the larger incisions needed in traditional surgical procedures. A laparoscope, a thin tube with a camera and light source, is used to visualize the inside of the body and guide the surgeon during the procedure.

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: Laparoscopic hysterectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that involves the removal of the uterus through small incisions in the abdomen. This technique utilizes a laparoscope, which is a thin, lighted tube with a camera on the end, allowing the surgeon to view the pelvic organs on a monitor. Specialized instruments are then used to perform the surgery through small incisions.

Advantages of Laparoscopic Hysterectomy:

  • Smaller incisions result in less postoperative pain and scarring.
  • Shorter recovery time compared to open surgery.
  • Patients often experience a faster return to normal activities.
  • Smaller scars are generally more aesthetically pleasing.
  • The minimally invasive nature of the procedure often leads to reduced blood loss.

Open Hysterectomy: Open hysterectomy is a surgical procedure in which the uterus is removed through a larger incision in the abdomen, allowing direct access to the pelvic organs. Unlike laparoscopic hysterectomy, which involves small incisions and the use of a laparoscope and specialized instruments, open hysterectomy requires a more significant abdominal incision.

Advantages of Open Hysterectomy:

  • Open surgery allows for a direct and clear view of the pelvic organs, making it suitable for complex cases or when there is extensive disease or scarring.
  • Many surgeons are trained and experienced in open hysterectomy.