Here is a reference some of you may be interested in concerning Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy. This procedure consists of a camera placed inside the belly button, and 2-3 small scars around the hipbone area. There are no large incisions in order to reduce the chance of infection.
The following study states that of the 437 women studied, the average length of stay in the hospital was 22 hours, and the average return to work was 14 days. 22 of the 437 women (4%) had complications of any kind, 415 (96%) had no complications.
Authors: Morrison JE ;fr. Jacobs VR.
Title: 437 classic intrafascial supracervical hysterectomies in 8 years. Source
Journal of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.8(4) 558-67,
2001 Nov. Abstract
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To report technical aspects and practical long-term experience with
classic intrafascial supracervical hysterectomy (CISH).
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