The uterus (womb) and cervix are removed during a total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) using a small surgical telescope called a laparoscope. The doctor can inspect the pelvis and abdomen by inserting a laparoscope through a tiny incision into the abdominal wall. It is possible to remove the uterus and cervix without a significant abdominal incision. The removal of the ovaries is not obligatory for hysterectomy, but if it is deemed medically necessary, the ovaries and tubes can be removed at the same time.
Through a tiny belly button incision, a laparoscope (a thin tube with a video camera on the end) is inserted into the lower abdomen.
Several further tiny incisions are used to implant surgical instruments.
Through the incisions in your belly or through your vagina, your uterus can be taken out in little parts.
Some patients leave the hospital the same day or the following morning.
Compared to an abdominal hysterectomy, the full recovery is quicker and less painful.