What type of hysterectomy surgery should I choose?
Deciding which procedure to have is overwhelming. It is important to learn about all of your surgical options to determine which surgery is best for you.
Hidden Scar Hysterectomy
A Hidden Scar Hysterectomy procedure is the least invasive, natural approach that is preferred by health insurance companies, and is highly recommended by medical societies like American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons.1,2
This is the most invasive approach, and should only be recommended when other approaches are not possible.¹ In addition, a woman is left with a very visible scar.
Laparoscopic Hysterectomy and Robotic Hysterectomy
Although Laparoscopic and Robotic approaches are often called minimally invasive, they result in visible scars and patients often experience higher postoperative pain as compared to a vaginal approach.¹ Additionally, a woman is left with several scars on her stomach.
Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (LAVH)
In an LAVH procedure, your surgeon will use a combined laparoscopic and vaginal approach. A woman is left with several scars on her stomach.
- Safety in gynecologic surgery: A roundtable discussion, OBG Management Supplement, Lonky, Gebhart, Kho, Munro, October 2015, obgmanagement.com
- United Healthcare Network Bulletrin. Jan 2015