26 Brandon Street Practice - Mr Dynes McConnell - Wellington Gynaecologist
A laparoscopic (keyhole) hysterectomy is an operation to remove your uterus (womb) and cervix. The ovaries which secrete the female hormones are usually left behind. The women are often given the choice as to how many incisions are made and what position they are made on the abdomen.
Some types of laparoscopic hysterectomies include the removal of other organs as well, and this will depend on the reason for the operation. The potential need for other organ removal is discussed with the patient in detail before the procedure.
Usually women need to stay overnight after this procedure and most are back to their normal activities within four weeks.
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