Laparoscopic Hysterectomy in Livingston, NJ
What is a laparoscopic hysterectomy?
A laparoscopic hysterectomy is a minimally invasive procedure for the removal of the uterus or womb. This sometimes includes the ovaries and fallopian tubes if necessary and is considered a total hysterectomy. It is the second most common procedure for women in the United States, and over 600,000 procedures are done each year. A hysterectomy is a permanent and irreversible procedure which will stop the menstrual cycle and prevent pregnancy.
During the procedure, the patient will be under general anesthesia for about 1-3 hours. During this time, the doctor will make a tiny incision at the belly button to insert a camera. This allows the doctor to see what they are doing and complete the procedure through 2-3 very small incisions. This is exceptionally minor compared to a traditional hysterectomy which requires a 3-6 inch incision. The small incisions allow the doctor to have a better look at the anatomy and stay extremely precise. Patients of a laparoscopic hysterectomy will experience less blood loss, less scarring, lower chance of infection, and less post-operational pain than the traditional procedure. Patients can also have this procedure done on an outpatient basis, and are often fully recovered in only 1-2 weeks.
A hysterectomy is typically considered the last line of defense, but it is highly effective in treating various reproductive conditions. Conditions such as uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse, pelvic adhesions, persistent pain or bleeding, and cancer have all been effectively treated through laparoscopic hysterectomies.
Scheduling a laparoscopic hysterectomy in New Jersey
Dr. Quartell is highly skilled and experienced in performing the laparoscopic hysterectomy procedure. He will ensure you are treated with the highest quality of care to guarantee a safe procedure and speedy recovery.
Make an appointment with Dr. Quartell today by calling 973-716-9600 to further discuss if this procedure is right for you.