Uterus Removal is called ?Hysterectomy? in medical terms. Uterus removal will be done with or without removing fallopian tubes. After the hysterectomy, a woman cannot become pregnant and will not have a menstrual cycle. After undergoing hysterectomy the woman will not suffer from any hormonal changes like weight gain, mood swings etc., generally, the patients who are below 60 years will not be removed with fallopian tubes unless it is diseased.
What are the two types of hysterectomy?
- A traditional open surgery (abdominal hysterectomy)
- Keyhole Uterus removal (laparoscopic hysterectomy) using a minimally invasive procedure
Who does require hysterectomy?
Women who suffer from severe bleeding, uterine fibroids, uterine prolapse, uterus/cervix/endometrium cancer, endometriosis, Adenomyosis and chronic pelvic pain have to go for hysterectomy.
Keyhole uterus removal Procedure:
This procedure is performed under general anesthesia by making small incisions in the abdomen. The abdominal cavity is filled with carbon-di-oxide; a thin flexible tube that contains camera on the head is inserted into the incision. The other surgical instruments are introduced into other incisions. The camera in laparoscopy reflects the image of the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus on the screen. By monitoring the screen surgeon takes the entire control of the equipment and performs surgery. The original procedure starts as the surgeon first of all secures and divides the uterus blood vessels by freeing uterus from the surrounding supports such as vagina to which it is attached. The vagina is closed after removing the uterus, carbon-di-oxide gas is released, and the open incisions are then sutured.
Keyhole Uterus Removal Advantages
- No heavy loss of blood, no scars, no severe pain
- Shorter recovery period
- Gentle handling of body organs and tissues during the surgery
- Less pain during the post-operative time
- Quick return to normal activities
- Less post-operative complications such as infections
- A safe and advanced technique
Dr. Deepak Rao is a gynecologist and laparoscopic surgeon, the head of Rashmi Hospital, Bangalore. He performed plenty of gynecological surgeries with the help of a dedicated team and he is popular for Keyhole Uterus Removal in Bangalore.