Hysterectomies are performed for many reasons – fibroids (noncancerous growths), heavy periods
, endometriosis, pelvic support problems/prolapse, and uterine or cervical cancers. Depending upon your reason for considering a hysterectomy, there are much less invasive alternatives to open abdominal surgery.
One is laparoscopic hysterectomy, during which a thin, lighted instrument called a laparoscope, along with small surgical instruments, are inserted into the abdomen through three or four incisions each less than a quarter of an inch long to remove the uterus. The benefits of such a procedure are shorter recovery, less pain and blood loss, and reduced scarring when compared with other methods.
To make an appointment with Dr. Christine Neto to discuss minimally invasive hysterectomy, call 410-208-9761 (Ocean Pines Primary Care and Women's Health) or 410-957-6622 (Pocomoke Medical Center).