Laparoscopic hysterectomy

Andrew I. Sokol, Isabel C. Green

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The use of laparoscopy to perform all or part of hysterectomy has become widely accepted, with laparoscopic hysterectomy accounting for up to 15% of all hysterectomies performed in the United States. A recent Cochrane analysis has clearly shown that laparoscopic hysterectomy is associated with decreased length of stay and faster recovery time compared with laparotomy. There is no evidence to support a supracervical hysterectomy over a total hysterectomy in terms of frequency of pelvic support disorders or sexual function. This does not preclude the use of a supracervical hysterectomy in some clinical situations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)304-312
Number of pages9
JournalClinical obstetrics and gynecology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009


  • Complications
  • Hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Supracervical

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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