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Understanding Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (LAVH)

Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (LAVH) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to remove the uterus through the vagina with the assistance of laparoscopic instruments. It is commonly performed to treat various gynecological conditions such as uterine fibroids, endometriosis, abnormal uterine bleeding, or pelvic organ prolapse.

Preparation and Procedure

At Neo TrueNorth, we prioritize the safety and well-being of our patients during LAVH. The procedure typically involves the following steps:

  1. Preoperative Evaluation: Prior to surgery, the patient will undergo a comprehensive evaluation, including medical history review, physical examination, and any necessary laboratory tests to ensure she is in optimal condition for surgery.

  2. Anesthesia: LAVH is performed under general anesthesia to ensure the patient’s comfort and pain control during the procedure.

  3. Laparoscopic Exploration: Small incisions are made in the abdomen, through which a laparoscope (a thin, lighted tube with a camera) and other specialized surgical instruments are inserted. The surgeon uses the laparoscope to visualize the pelvic organs and assess the uterus, ovaries, and surrounding tissues.

  4. Uterine Dissection: Using laparoscopic instruments, the surgeon carefully separates the uterus from surrounding tissues, blood vessels, and ligaments. This step allows for precise dissection and minimizes bleeding during the procedure.

  5. Vaginal Hysterectomy: Once the uterus is dissected free, it is removed through the vagina. The surgeon may also remove the cervix if necessary, depending on the patient’s condition and treatment goals.

  6. Closure: After the uterus is removed, the vaginal cuff is closed with sutures to ensure proper healing and support.

Why Choose Neo TrueNorth for Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy?

  1. Expert Gynecological Surgeons: Our team of experienced gynecological surgeons specializes in LAVH procedures, utilizing advanced laparoscopic techniques and technology to provide safe and effective treatment.

  2. Minimally Invasive Approach: LAVH offers several benefits over traditional open surgery, including smaller incisions, reduced blood loss, faster recovery, and shorter hospital stays.

  3. Comprehensive Care: We take a comprehensive approach to gynecological health, offering personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s specific needs, medical history, and treatment goals.

  4. State-of-the-Art Facilities: Neo TrueNorth is equipped with state-of-the-art surgical facilities and advanced laparoscopic equipment, ensuring the highest standards of safety, precision, and effectiveness in LAVH procedures.