Frequently Asked Questions about Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

To treat certain problems of the uterus, your doctor may suggest a procedure called a laparoscopic hysterectomy. Laparoscopic surgery, also known as minimally invasive surgery, is done by placing instruments through tiny incisions and visualizing the pelvic contents using a camera attached to a scope rather than utilizing a large abdominal incision. Because laparoscopic surgery is less invasive, there is significantly less post-operative pain and a more rapid recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Many patients will feel tired after surgery and for several days after. Be sure to get lots of rest and listen to your body. Do not overdo it. Gradually advance your activity.

If you have a sedentary/desk job you may go back to work as early as two weeks after your surgery. If your job involves a lot of walking, lifting or moving about you should allow about four weeks off to completely heal. Please note that every patient is different, and the times stated above can vary from patient to patient.