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.
Surgery. A lavh is method of hysterectomy where most of the procedure is done with the aid of laparoscopic surgery. The surgeon then converts to a vaginal approach to complete the surgery and remove the uterus and cervix.