Scarless Uterus Removal Surgery, Speed-Up Recovery
At least once in a lifetime, many women are suffered from gynecological problems including diseases of the uterus (womb). Major treatment options of these problems are medical or surgical treatment. However, some diseases of the uterus could not be cured by medication, then operation for removal the uterus (Hysterectomy) might be needed.
The original surgery for uterus removal needs a wide skin incision, at least 8-10 centimeters, for approaching into the abdomen. This procedure resulting in marked pain after surgery, requires long recovery period and may leave hypertrophic scar afterward.
Nowadays, with the advanced available technology of endoscopy, surgery called Laparoscopy or Pin-hole surgery can be performed through tiny incisions on abdomen or even through natural body openings that means “No Scar Seen”. These methods give many advantages for women who already suffer from their gynecologic problems.
Conditions which Indicated hysterectomy (Uterus Removal Surgery):
- Uterine Fibroids
- Uterine Prolapse
- Abnormal uterine bleeding unresponse to medical treatment
- Endometrial Hyperplasia
- Precancerous lesion of cervix
- Cancer of cervix, uterus or ovaries
There are 4 different approaches for Uterus Removal Surgery:
- Total Abdominal Hysterectomy: an original way to remove the uterus through a long abdominal skin incision, the recovery time after surgery may take longer than other methods.
- Vaginal Hysterectomy: a surgical procedure to remove the uterus through the vagina. This technique is not suitable for some patients or conditions such as virgin women or enlarge uterus.
- Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: a surgical procedure using laparoscope to guide the removal of the uterus. Conventional laparoscope hysterectomy requires only 3-4 tiny incisions (usually 0.5–1.0 cm) on the abdomen which results to less pain, shorter recovery period, and less scarring.
- Scarless Laparoscopic Surgery: also called NOTES (Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery) a new technique to operate through natural opening of human’s body, for women, surgeon will perform laparoscopic operation via vagina to remove the uterus. This technique is a true scarless surgery resulting to the best cosmetic advantage, less blood loss, faster recovery, and minimal complications.
Which gynecologic diseases suit for scarless laparoscopic surgery?
- Uterine Fibroid or Myoma uteri
- Endometrial polyp
- Endometrial Hyperplasia
- Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia
- Some Types of Ovarian Tumor
Each surgical method has its own advantages and risks. The new scarless technique must be performed by a well-trained and experienced gynecologist. The specialist will determine the appropriate procedure for each individual’s case based upon the medical history and condition of the patient.
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