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Hysterectomy LSH & TLH

Laparoscopic Supracervial Hysterectomy (LSH) is a partial hysterectomy procedure that preserves the cervix and often the ovaries. Only the diseased uterus is removed.

Unlike LSH, total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) completely removes the uterus and cervix. By operating only through laparoscopy in the abdomen, the uterus is disconnected from its attachments and it, along with the cervix, is removed in pieces through one of the small incisions made in the abdomen. TLH can be done to remove small to medium uterine fibroids, when there is not a lot of scar tissue in the pelvic area or when there is no worry of cancer in the ovaries.

LSH and TLH are recommended to women who do not qualify for a vaginal hysterectomy. Because LSH and TLH are performed laparoscopically, the procedures can take longer than other hysterectomies but there is normally less pain and faster recovery times. Both LSH and TLH are relatively new advancements in medical procedures that require highly specialized training. As such, HEARTLAND is proud to be one of the clinics to offer these services.

Vaginal Hysterectomy

Vaginal hysterectomy is the most frequently used and preferred hysterectomy procedure. It is done entirely through the vagina through which the physician pulls the uterus down, disconnecting it from the cervix. To undergo this procedure, women usually have given birth vaginally as this widens the vagina and relaxes the connection of the uterus, making it easier to pull down into the vagina during the operation. It is almost impossible to be done on women who have never had children, have never delivered vaginally or who have an unusually large uterus.