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Was laparoscopic vaginal hysterectomy successful in the past?

Was laparoscopic vaginal hysterectomy successful in the past?

Yes: It is a neat procedure done on an outpatient basis. It is considered a minimally invasive procedure and the post op recovery is quite rapid. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Vaginal Hysterectomy (Definition)

Vaginal hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus and cervix through the vagina (with no visible incisions/ scars). The procedure offers faster recovery and lower risk than abdominal surgery. The ovaries and tubes can also be removed at the same time, ...Read more


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Laparoscopic vaginal hysterectomy--how is it done technically?

Laparoscopic vaginal hysterectomy--how is it done technically?

Difficult: This is a difficult one to put into a message, but typically you place 2 to 3 laparoscopic prots, then you ligate and divide the round ligament. Take down the bladder flap surgically. Then separate the ovaries from the uterus. Continue ligating and dividing down to the level of the uterosacral ligaments. Then proceed vaginally. Enter into the anterior and poste. That's all i get for one msg. ...Read more

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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
Once
Shower daily
daily
Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
Once
Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
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Is there any pain involved in a laparoscopic vaginal hysterectomy?

Yes but minimal: Laparoscopic vaginal hysterectomy or laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy is not painless. But, the majority of the pain comes from the small incisions in the abdominal wall, which is usually very easily controlled with oral pain medications. Most women go home in less than 24 hours after an lavh. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to expect for laparoscopic vaginal hysterectomy?

Can you tell me what to expect for laparoscopic vaginal hysterectomy?

Not too bad: When you arrive at the hospital, they will start an IV and possibly give you some pre-op medications. The surgeon and anesthesia will talk to you and answer your questions. Then they will take you to the surgery room where you will be put to sleep. When you wake up, you will be a bit sore and may have some nausea. You will be given medication for this. When you are ready you will be sent home ...Read more

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Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a laparoscopic vaginal hysterectomy?

Do I have to get some blood tests before doing  a laparoscopic vaginal hysterectomy?

Yes: Before surgery, at a minimum, a check of your blood count (hemogram) would be recommended. Other labs would depend on your medical history and if you are on any medications. A urine pregnancy test should also be done unless your tubes are tied. ...Read more

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I had a laparoscopic and vaginal hysterectomy, kept 1 ovary, two weeks ok. Can I have an orgasm now through outer play? Without hurting anything.

I had a laparoscopic and vaginal hysterectomy, kept 1 ovary, two weeks ok. Can I have an orgasm now through outer play? Without hurting anything.

Call your surgeon: Your surgeon can give you your best answer as he/she knows the difficulties or complications of the surgery and can give you your best answer. Don't forget to go back for your follow up visit post surgery as well. ...Read more

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What are risks of a laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy?

Same as any surgery: The risks include bleeding, infection, damage to bowel bladder and adjacent organs, pain , postoperative bleeding, failure to cure pain, scar formation, need for additional surgery. In the case of the lavh - there would be the risk of needing open abdominal surgery as well. ...Read more

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What is laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (lavh)?

Common: For an lavh, the laparoscope is used to allow the surgeon to free up the uterus from inside before completing the hysterectomy vaginally. Many surgeons are now using the da vinci robot to complete the surgery completely laparoscopically. ...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