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What is a sub total hysterectomy?

What is a sub total hysterectomy?

In a subtotal: hysterectomy the uterus is removed but the cervix and supporting tissues are left intact. ...Read more

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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 is laparoscopic hysterectomy like?

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What is laparoscopic hysterectomy like?

Better than open: Laparoscopic hysterectomy is performed when vaginal hysterectomy may be very difficult and one wants to avoid a major open surgery. This typically rquires 3 or 4 small incisions in the abdomen. You may go home the same day or stay in the hospital overnight. Your recovery will be significantly faster comapred to abdominal route. Open abdomial hysterectomy is rarely necessary today. ...Read more

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What is subtotal hysterectomy?

What is subtotal hysterectomy?

Top part of uterus: A subtotal (or partial, supracervical) hysterectomy removes part of the uterus (the fundus or body) and leaves the cervix in place. A total (complete) hysterectomy is the removal of the whole uterus(body of the uterus as well as the cervix).The removal ovaries is a separate procedure (oophorectomy). Removing everything is a total hysterectomy and a bilateral salpingo (tubes)-oophorectomy. ...Read more

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How is a hysterectomy oophorectomy performed?

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Different ways: Hysterectomy refers to the uterus and oophorectomy refers to the ovary. They can be removed at the same time vaginally, abdominally, or laparoscopically. Which method is used is determined by your history, condition, and the surgeon's experience. ...Read more

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What is a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

What is a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Gallbladder removal: Cholecystectomy means removal of the gallbladder. It can be done either open (the way we've done it for over a hundred years with a long incision under the rib cage), or laparoscopically (through small incisions using different instruments to get the job done). We generally do it laparoscopically if possible, and reserve the open approach for when we it's not safe to do via the scope. ...Read more

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What is a "laparoscopic surgery"?

What is a "laparoscopic surgery"?

Minimally-invasive: Surgery on the abdomen. With traditional open surgery, a relatively large incision is made, & the surgeon works with his hands inside the abdomen. With laparoscopic surgery, small incisions are made, & a scope & thin instruments are placed thru trocars thru the incisions. The surgeon then operates like playing video games on tv. Patients have less pain & bounce back faster than with open surgery. ...Read more

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What is surgery for a hysterectomy for fibroid removal like?

What is surgery for a  hysterectomy for fibroid removal like?

Depends: It depends on the size of the fibroid and the skill of the surgeon. Some surgeons are very skilled at minimally invasive or robotic surgeries and are comfortable even with very large fibroids. Make sure you are evaluated by someone skilled in advanced laparoscopy/robotics for an opinion if a different doc tells you that you must have an open hysterectomy. That's not always the case! ...Read more

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Does laproscopic total abdominal hysterectomy difficult to do? Is it a complicated surgery?

Does laproscopic total abdominal hysterectomy difficult to do?  Is it a complicated surgery?

Need good surgeon: A laparoscopic or a robot-assisted total hysterectomy is a complex surgery that requires significant training and experience, especially in complicated cases like large fibroids or significant scarring due to endometriosis. Nonetheless, in skilled hands, it can be done with very acceptable risks and excellent outcomes. The recovery is much better than with the abdominal approach. ...Read more

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Is a lsh( laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy) still a major surgery?

Yes: Any hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) is considered a major surgery. With that said, there are several different modalities by which a uterus is removed. A lash is a type of laparoscopic hysterectomy in which the uterine body is removed but the cervix is left in the body. It is a simpler surgery with less time spent in the or. Recovery time is typically shorter as well. ...Read more

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What is total hysterectomy--uterus and ovaries removed?

What is total hysterectomy--uterus and ovaries removed?

Whole uterus only: A total (complete) hysterectomy is the removal of the whole uterus(body of the uterus as well as the cervix).A partial (or supracervical) hysterectomy removes part of the uterus and leaves the cervix in place.The removal of the tubes and ovaries is a separate procedure (salpingectomy and oophorectomy respectively). Removing everything is a total hysterectomy and a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a total hysterectomy?

Anyone know what is a total hysterectomy?

Removing uterus: Total hysterectomy refers to taking the uterus with the cervix. If you leave the cervix behind it is a sub-total hysterectomy. ...Read more

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What would be the reason for a total hysterectomy and left salpingo-oophorectomy?

What would be the reason for a total hysterectomy and left salpingo-oophorectomy?

Hysterectomy: There are many reasons for a total hysterectomy. The most common reasons are fibroids, bleeding, pain, endometriosis and precancerous and cancerous conditions of the uterus, cervix and or ovary, a salpingo-oophorectomy is removal of the fallopian tube and ovary. These are removed for several reasons also including things like cysts or tumors. ...Read more

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What operation is done for endometriosis?

What  operation is done for endometriosis?

Laparoscopy: Minimally invasive surgery resection of the disease is the standard surgery. A hysterectomy is not always necessary or even helpful. ...Read more

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What is the code for a total abdominal hysterectomy with an anterior/posterior colporrhaphy?

What is the code for a total abdominal hysterectomy with an anterior/posterior colporrhaphy?

CPT code: Think of this as a suggestion to start with: https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100723102132AAG8T15 Best Answer: 58150 Total abdominal hysterectomy 57260 Combined anteroposter colporrahpy, modifier 59 ...Read more

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What is keyhole hysterectomy surgery?

What is keyhole hysterectomy surgery?

Laparascopic: It is laparascopic surgery via and small incision near the belly button. ...Read more

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What is a laparoscopy?

What is a laparoscopy?

Surgery with camera: Laparoscopic surgery uses a camera and long, thin instruments to do surgery through small incisions. You will need general anesthesia. Then the abdomen is puffed up with carbon dioxide to create working space. Once the surgery is done, the gas is deflated and the small holes closed. For most procedures, recovery tends to be quicker than for open procedures. ...Read more

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What is a laparoscopic pyelolithotomy?

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What is a laparoscopic pyelolithotomy?

Here it is...: a "mini-invasive" procedure to remove kidney stones by opening up renal pelvis under direct vision of telescope through 3-4 small openings of abdominal wall. More? Ask the laparoscopic surgeons. ...Read more

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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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How common is a cuff dehiscence after a total hysterectomy?

Depends...: It depends on how the hysterectomy was done. In one large series the dehiscense rate was as follows: Total Laparoscopic hyst = 0.64%; Abdominal Hyst = 0.2%; and Vaginal Hyst = .13%. You can see that the incidence is low for all types of hysterecomy but is highest after a Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy. The Da Vinci Robot is often used to perform total laparoscopic hysterectomy. Best wishes ...Read more