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Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Overview | MIVH | LAVH | TVH | TAH | Radical Hysterectomy | LH | LSH | HALS

This procedure is similar to LAVH except it does not involve any vaginal procedures. The entire operation is performed through small ports (incisions) in the abdomen. The entire uterus is removed and the ovaries might also be removed during a procedure called BSO at the same time. It is important that an endometrial biopsy be performed in the office prior to this laparoscopic procedure because the uterus is usually morcellated (ground up) with a special laparoscopic device in order to get the uterus out through the small holes. This makes it impossible for the pathologist to determine whether there is any pathology or cancer in the specimen therefore the biopsy does this prior to the procedure.