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What is laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (lavh)?

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. 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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What's the recovery time for laproscopic vaginal hysterectomy?

What's the recovery time for laproscopic vaginal hysterectomy?

Varies: The recovery can be as quick as a few days or as slow as a few weeks. Most women spend only a few hours or one night in the hospital after the surgery. ...Read more

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What happens during a laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy lavh?

Safe and efficient s: The laparoscope allows excellent visibility inside the abdomen for releasing the uterus (and ovaries as appropriate) before proceeding with the vaginal portion of the hysterectomy. Many studies show fewer complications with lavh compared to an abdominal hysterectomy or a vaginal hysterectomy. There is the additional benefit of inspecting the abdominal cavity before and after the hysterectomy. ...Read more

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How is vaginal hysterectomy healing faster?

How is vaginal hysterectomy healing faster?

Less invasive: An advantage of vaginal hysterectomy is the lack of a large abdominal incision. Without that incision, there is usually less post-operative pain, so patients may return to regular activities more quickly and comfortably. ...Read more

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Compare postoperative outcomes of a total abdominal hysterectomy, a laproscopic assisted lavh?

LAVH usually better: Depends on what the reason is, what your body type is and why they are doing it and how good your doctor is at doing lavh. But usually there is less pain and an easier recovery time after lavh. But doing it robotically often has less pain that lavh. ...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 happens during robot-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy?

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What happens during robot-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy?

Precision: Robot assisted surgery is performed in order to accomplish hysterectomy with minimally invasive method possible when abdominal hysterectomy must be done otherwise. Several small incisins are made in the abdomen and robotic instruments are placed through each incision and the surgeon actually performs the procedure remotely sitting at a surgeon's console controlling all robotic instruments. ...Read more

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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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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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Can endometriosis return after total hysterectomy?

Can endometriosis return after total hysterectomy?

Unlikely: A complete hysterectomy, with removal of both ovaries, usually is curative for endometriosis. I have seen cases afterwards, but it is extremely rare. ...Read more

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Bleeding with intercourse 15 year postmenopause post hystrectomy?

Bleeding with intercourse 15 year postmenopause post hystrectomy?

See a doctor: Likely this is okay and is due to a lack of estrogen in the vagina causing atrophy, that is---thinner skin of the vagina that is more sensitive and occasionally bleeds as well. However, any postmenopausal vaginal bleeding needs to be evaluated by a physician to make sure there are no cancerous or precancerous reasons for this. If it is local to the vagina, your doctor may prescribe some estrogen. ...Read more

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Does divinci hysterectomy total invoke mesh implant?

Does divinci hysterectomy total invoke mesh implant?

No: Hysterectomy and mesh implant are 2 different procedures. Sometimes can be combined, but as a rule does not involve the mesh application.Both procedures can be done with da vinci. ...Read more

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Any risks with davinci supracercival hysterectomy?

As with any surgery.: Supracervical hysterectomy means removal of the uterus above the cervix. Da vinci is a tool that allows difficult surgeries to be done through small incisions. Complications of any surgery involve, bleeding, infection, organ injury, and anesthetic risks. None of these are common in the hands of an experienced surgeon and team. ...Read more

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Abdominal hysterectomy or vaginal. Which heals better?

Both: Both will heal well. The abdominal mode requires an incision through the abdominal wall and there is usually more pain, but even then the pain is almost always well controlled with the current pain medications. In the long run they are the same, in the short term the recovery is easier after a vaginal hysterectomy for most women. ...Read more

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Is anal sex ok 3 weeks post op supracervical hysterectomy. Kept both ovaries and cervix. Scared to have vaginal penetration?

Is anal sex ok 3 weeks post op supracervical hysterectomy. Kept both ovaries and cervix. Scared to have vaginal penetration?

Ask the surgeon: The restrictions that your surgeon gave you post op for the length of time that you should not insert anything into the vagina should also apply to anal sex. Typically surgeons recommend 4-6 weeks without intercourse or any foreign objects in the vagina. If your surgeon recommended longer or shorter, then that same length of time applies to anal sex. ...Read more

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Struggles with colon after vaginal histerectomy?

Struggles with colon after vaginal histerectomy?

More info: Can you give more description of your symptoms. Why did you have your hysterectomy? ...Read more

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What sutures and instruments are used in a laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (lavh)?

That varies: The specific instruments used will depend on the training and experience of the surgeon as well as the particular requirements based on the patient's anatomy and body habitus. I usually use laparoscopic staples for the internal portion of the surgery and absorbable sutures for the vaginal portion. ...Read more

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I'm scheduled for robotic total hysterectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection for uterine cancer. What;s the recovery time?

I'm scheduled for robotic total hysterectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection for uterine cancer.  What;s the recovery time?

Quick : Robotic surgery allows rapid recovery. You will need to confirm the plan with your surgeon. Most likely you will stay overnight in the hospital. People usually take 2-6 weeks before returning to work ...Read more

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Orgasm ok after vaginal surgery?

Orgasm ok after vaginal surgery?

OK to have: Once all post0operative pain ; discomfort is thing of the past. However, always best to check with your gyn dr. First. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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