Hysterectomies are performed for many reasons – fibroids (noncancerous
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).