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Can you tell me about supracervical hysterectomies?

Can you tell me about supracervical hysterectomies?

Partial hysterectomy: A supracervical hysterectomy is a partial hysterectomy where the uterus is amputated from the cervix which is left in place. There is no proven benefit to this approach over a total hysterectomy when it comes to issues of pelvic support or sexual function. The surgery is technically easier and there is no vaginal scar with the supracervical procedure. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more


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What's a supracervical hysterectomy?

What's a supracervical hysterectomy?

Leaving in cervix: Some women choose to keep their cervix. The french have done this for years because they think it helps with sex. I have asked patients with cervix and without and both groups report excellent sex life after hysterectomy. Supracervical hysterectomies can be done open, laparoscopically and robotically. ...Read more

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Why do some people choose a supracervical hysterectomy?

Why do some people choose a supracervical hysterectomy?

Many reasons: For many, the body of the uterus (not the cervix) is causing problems such as pain, heavy bleeding, or mass (fibroids). A supracervical hysterectomy (lsc) performed laparoscopically- less complicated, less time under anesthesia, minimal risk of infection, much less post op pain & recovery time. If uterine(cervical) ligament support is good& paps are normal lsc can be a great choice. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for supracervical hysterectomy?

What is the recovery time for supracervical hysterectomy?

Depends: The recovery time for a supracervical hysterectomy, depends more on how the doctor gets in , rather than the procedure itself. On open procedure, one with a traditional incision, takes much longer to recover from than an operation using a laparscope or davinci robot. ...Read more

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What to do if I had supracervical hysterectomy 6 months ago?

What to do if I had supracervical hysterectomy 6 months ago?

Unsure: You do not present a specific question. Having had a supra cervical hysterectomy is OK. You should plan to continue your annual exams. You should continue to have pap smears since you still have a cervix - the current recommendation for paps is every three years until the age of 65, providing that your paps are normal. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: supracervical hysterectomy?

Cut above the cervix: A supracervical hysterectomy is the removal of the top of the uterus, or fundus, and leaving the cervix, or entrance to the uterus. It is an easier hysterectomy to do and can often be done laparoscopically. However some people continue to have bleeding and prolapse problems and you can still get cervical cancer. If you consider this make sure you have a good reason to leave the cervix. ...Read more

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Has anybody done a laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy?

Has anybody done a laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy?

Yes: The most common reason for leaving the cervix is patient request. Current medical evidence doesn't suggest any advantages to leaving the cervix, though sexual function or bladder function were concerns in the past. If the cervix is left, the uterus must be removed by morcellation which can be a tedious and time-consuming endeavor, especially with a large uterus. ...Read more

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If you have a supracervical hysterectomy, what position is a patient in for pain later?

Depends: How the procedure is done is more important to pain levels than the actual procedure. What i mean by this is whether you had an "open" procedure, with a larger incision, or a laparscopic procedure. The less invasive approach, smaler incisions, have less discomfort after surgery. ...Read more

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When can I have an orgasm after a laparascopic supracervical hysterectomy?

Depends.: Orgasm without vaginal penetration is ok to have as soon as you are feeling better. With supracervical hysterectomy, the vagina is intact, so as long as patient is feeling good, could have sex/orgasm as early as 2 weeks postop. ...Read more