A hysterectomy is an operation to remove the uterus. The most common reasons for having a hysterectomy include: heavy periods – which can be caused by fibroids. pelvic pain – which may be caused by endometriosis, unsuccessfully treated pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), adenomyosis or fibroids. prolapse of the uterus. Hysterectomy removes the uterus and the cervix. This procedure leaves the ovaries intact, and should not induce menopause. Menopause begins when the ovaries are removed or when they no longer produce estrogen.
This surgery may be done for different reasons, including:
- Uterine fibroids that cause pain, bleeding, or other problems
- Uterine prolapse, which is a sliding of the uterus from its normal position into the vaginal canal
- Cancer of the uterus, cervix, or ovaries
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Adenomyosis, or a thickening of the uterus.
In a Laparoscopic procedure, tiny incisions are made on the abdomen to as it leaves minimal or no scars which is better than an open surgical procedure. Laparoscopic procedure will also have a quicker recovery time as compared to open surgeries. Laparoscopic hysterectomy also has a very low complication rate.