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Unread 01-21-2012, 05:33 AM
LAVH vs TVH?

I'm a little confused about the differences between LAVH and TVH. When my doctor said she would be doing the hysterectomy vaginally, I assumed it would be a TVH. I'll ask when I go for my pre-op on 2/17. But I wonder if anyone here can tell me the criteria for LAVH vs TVH? And why is the expected recovery less for LAVH than TVH? I would think the incisions - though tiny - would add to the recovery. Can anyone shed any light?
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Unread 01-21-2012, 09:14 AM
Re: LAVH vs TVH?

I don't believe LAVH has a shorter recovery. When I had a TVH, I was told if the GYN could do it easily, TVH, but if the uterus wasn't easily maneuvered, an LAVH would be necessary. Later I had a lap BSO and it was the incisions that hurt, more than the TVH had hurt. The TVH was an easy recovery for me but of course that varies person to person. Best wishes for an easy surgery.
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Unread 01-21-2012, 01:23 PM
Re: LAVH vs TVH?

I had a LAVH. I was to have a TVH but my doc changed it at out preop appointment to a LAVH so that she could make sure to get the endo. Basically she did a TVH and then went in with lap and cleaned out the endo. HTH
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