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If you've been scheduled for a minimally invasive hysterectomy, you probably have some questions. Our guide offers the answers you're looking for, and helps you prepare for your operation.
A hysterectomy is an operation to remove your uterus. This operation is recommended to treat or control cancer. In the past, a hysterectomy always required a large incision in the lower stomach area. Newer methods of the operation are minimally invasive, which means the operation is performed through small incisions.
Benefits of a minimally invasive hysterectomy include less pain and scarring, less time in hospital, faster recovery and less chance of bleeding and infection.
A laparoscopic hysterectomy is one type of minimally invasive hysterectomy:
Surgeons with special training can also do a robotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy. The approach is similar to a laparoscopic hysterectomy as described above, but the surgeon uses a computer to control the precise movements of the surgical tools, guided by a three-dimensional view of your uterus.
Your surgeon will describe the type of operation that is recommended for you and answer your questions.
Learn how smoking and tobacco can affect your recovery after surgery, and how quitting can improve your health.
Before Your Surgery | Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy
How to Prepare for Your Surgery | Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy
The Day of Your Surgery | Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy
How to Care for Yourself at Home | Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy