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Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Apr 2, 2024.

What do I need to know about a laparoscopic hysterectomy?

A laparoscopic hysterectomy is surgery to remove your uterus. Your ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix, or part of your vagina may also need to be removed. The organs and tissue that will be removed depends on your medical condition.

Female Reproductive System

How do I prepare for a laparoscopic hysterectomy?

What will happen during a laparoscopic hysterectomy?

What should I expect after a laparoscopic hysterectomy?

You may have a catheter to help drain your bladder for up to 24 hours. You may have pain in your shoulders or ribs from the gas put into your abdomen. You will have pain for the first few days after surgery. You will need to wear sanitary pads for vaginal bleeding that occurs after surgery. You will be asked to walk as soon as possible after surgery. This will help to prevent blood clots in your legs. You may be able to go home on the day of surgery.

What are the risks of a laparoscopic hysterectomy?

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