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Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy services offered in Manhattan, New York and Westchester, New York

Laparoscopic hysterectomy requires only tiny dime-sized incisions to remove your uterus and end problems like chronic heavy bleeding. At NY Midtown OB/GYN, with offices in midtown Manhattan in New York City and Mamaroneck in Westchester County, New York, the team of elite surgeons uses laparoscopic approaches to hysterectomy because they ensure a faster and easier recovery for you. Call the office nearest you or click the online booking feature now.

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Q&A

What is a laparoscopic hysterectomy?

Hysterectomy is a minimally-invasive procedure that removes the uterus. The laparoscopic approach uses several dime-sized incisions in the abdomen or vagina rather than the single long incision needed for a traditional hysterectomy. The team then removes the uterus in pieces through an incision.

Today, about 80% of hysterectomies are performed using minimally-invasive techniques (either laparoscopic or robotic-assisted hysterectomy). 

What does laparoscopic hysterectomy treat?  

Laparoscopic hysterectomy can provide a permanent cure for certain reproductive problems that don’t respond to other treatments, such as:

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Uterine or cervical cancer

Many women have a laparoscopic hysterectomy because they can’t cope with severe symptoms like heavy bleeding, extreme pelvic pain, or other issues that conditions like fibroids can cause. 

While laparoscopic hysterectomy is a permanent solution for uterine problems, you won’t be able to get pregnant and carry a baby after the surgery. So, many women wait to have a hysterectomy until their family is complete.

What are the benefits of laparoscopic hysterectomy?

Laparoscopic hysterectomy offers significant advantages over traditional hysterectomy, including: 

  • Less blood loss during surgery
  • Less pain during recovery
  • Recovery is about two weeks faster
  • Significantly reduced hospital stay (and may even be an outpatient procedure)

While most hysterectomies use a laparoscopic or robotic-assisted approach today, traditional hysterectomy may still be necessary for cases of advanced uterine cancer, large pelvic masses, or extremely dense scar tissue buildup. 

Are hysterectomy and hysteroscopy the same thing?

While the names are similar, and both involve the uterus, laparoscopic hysterectomy and hysteroscopy are two very different procedures. 

While laparoscopic hysterectomy removes the uterus, hysteroscopy is a diagnostic imaging procedure that allows the NY Midtown OB/GYN team to view the inside of your uterus. 

You might need a hysteroscopy if you have heavy bleeding, other irregular bleeding, recurrent miscarriages, or infertility. Hysteroscopy also has other uses, for example, determining the cause of abnormal Pap smears. 

Certain problems can be treated during a hysteroscopy, such as polyps or fibroids, but it’s more focused on diagnostics and is a less complex procedure than laparoscopic hysterectomy or myomectomy (surgical fibroid removal). 

The NY Midtown OB/GYN team has extensive surgical expertise with minimally-invasive procedures like laparoscopic hysterectomy, ovarian surgery, and robotic surgery. You can rely on the skilled surgeons for superior care that focuses on your comfort. Book your appointment online or call the office for help today.

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