Quick Facts

 

Procedure Description:
Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy (LSH) preserves sexual function by saving the cervix and its mucous-secreting glands, avoiding vaginal dryness, the most common complaint after other hysterectomies. Few surgeons are trained for this advanced procedure. LSH is a partial hysterectomy that preserves your cervix, and often your ovaries, removing only the diseased uterus.

What To Expect:

LSH causes less vaginal dryness because the glands of the cervix secrete mucous, avoiding the most common complaint of all other hysterectomies (vaginal dryness). LSH also affords better pelvic support, because the ligaments that support the cervix and vagina are left intact. LSH leads to less pain and quicker recovery compared to traditional hysterectomies because of the small incisions used in the laparoscopic approach. Sparing of the ovaries in most cases, avoids the need for hormone replacement. To read more about this procedure see the
Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy - OBGYN.net Interview.

Pre-procedure:

A complete history and physical exam including a pap smear and a vaginal ultrasound are performed at the time of the first visit, with other pre-surgical testing depending on your condition. You do not qualify for LSH if you have a history of precancerous cervical pathology because of the risk of developing cancer in the future.

Post-procedure:
Recovery from laparoscopic surgery is significantly faster and less painful than recovery from traditional surgery. Moreover, laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy has been shown to have the shortest operating times and the shortest hospital stays compared to any other type of hysterectomy. LSH also leads to quicker resumption of sexual activity with better vaginal support. Because the cervix is saved, you will still require yearly pap smears.

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Comparative Benefits of Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy

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Laparoscopic

Supracervical

Hysterectomy

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Lyndon D. Taylor, MD

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Oak Park, Illinois 60301

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Chronic pelvic pain and abnormal uterine bleeding

 

Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy

Major advantages over traditional hysterectomy include: less vaginal dryness, better pelvic support, less pain, and quicker recovery.

 

Lyndon D. Taylor, MD

1100 Lake Street, Suite 260

Oak Park, Illinois 60301

Phone (708) 848-9440

 

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TRADITIONAL

GOOD

BETTER

BEST

Procedure

Total Abdominal Hysterectomy

Vaginal

Hysterectomy

Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy

Laparoscopic

Supracervical

Hysterectomy

Acronym

(TAH)

(VH)

(LAVH)

(LSH)

Incision Site

Abdomen

Inner vagina

Belly button/vagina

Abdomen (4 small incisions)

Hospital Stay

5-6 days

1-3 days

1-3 days

Outpatient to 1 day

Recovery Time

6 weeks

4-6 weeks

4-6 weeks

2-3 weeks

Retention of Cervix

Upon request

No

No

YES

Indications

AUB*, large fibroids, severe endometriosis, pelvic infection/scarring

AUB*, utero-vaginal prolapse, smaller fibroids 

AUB*, utero-vaginal prolapse, smaller fibroids 

AUB*, fibroids

Contraindications

 

Large fibroids

Large fibroids

Large or numerous fibroids