A hysterectomy is surgery to remove a woman’s uterus. Depending on the situation, part or all of the uterus may be removed. After a hysterectomy, you will no longer have a menstrual period. We perform hysterectomies in different ways, depending on your health history and the reason for your surgery.
This is done through a 5-7 inch incision, or cut, in the lower part of your belly. The cut may go either up and down, or across your belly, just above your pubic hair.
This is done through a cut in the vagina. The doctor will take your uterus out through this incision and close it with stitches.
A laparoscope is an instrument with a thin, lighted tube and small camera that allows your doctor to see your pelvic organs. Your doctor will make three to four small cuts in your belly and insert the laparoscope and other instruments. He or she will cut your uterus into smaller pieces and remove them through the incisions.
Laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) is a surgical procedure using a laparoscope to guide the removal of the uterus and/or Fallopian tubes and ovaries through the vagina (birth canal).
LEEP is a treatment for abnormal cells on the cervix. LEEP – short for loop electrosurgical excision procedure – removes abnormal tissue by cutting it away using a thin wire loop that carries an electrical current. It may be performed after abnormal cells are found during a Pap test, colposcopy, or biopsy.
A diagnostic procedure performed under anesthesia with an instrument to look into the pelvis and visualize the pelvic cavity. Many problems can be treated during this procedure like removal of ovarian cyst and removal of endometrial implants.