Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (cont.)

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What are the advantages of LAVH?

The incisions in an LAVH are relatively small. The scars, pain, and recovery time from LAVH are usually significantly less than with an abdominal hysterectomy, which requires both a vaginal incision and a 4-6 inch (10-15 cm) long incision in the abdomen). LAVH is similarly less physically traumatic than a routine vaginal hysterectomy. When LAVH is feasible, it has distinct advantages.It can allow for a vaginal hysterectomy in patients who have not had children.

Medically reviewed by Steven Nelson, MD; Board Certified Obstetrics and Gynecology

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UpToDate.com. Laparoscopic approach to hysterectomy.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/18/2014


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