Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy; A Faster Return to Normal Life

An Obgyn explains this surgical procedure.

“I want to have a hysterectomy.” Patients, who are sick and tired of heavy bleeding and pelvic pain, often say these words. Any woman scheduled for the surgical removal of the uterus owes it to herself to know that not all hysterectomies are the same. Different surgical techniques lead to different results and recovery times.

What is a hysterectomy?

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What are the advantages of laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy?

How long will I be in the hospital?

Can my family visit me?

Does my procedure require an anesthetic?

What’s the procedure when I check-in?

What happens on the day of surgery?

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What happens in the operating room?

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How long will I be in the operating room?

When can I go home?

What is the usual recovery time?

What aftercare is required?

Danger Signals to look out for after the procedure

What preparations should I make for aftercare at home?

What information should I provide to my doctors and nurses?

Thank you to BeingWell for publishing this article on Medium.

Blog Author: Dr. Jeff Livingston 

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