When you receive a laparoscopic hysterectomy, a surgeon will make a small incision in the belly button and insert a tiny camera so as to watch the image from the camera on a TV screen and perform the operative procedure.
Having heavy periods, pelvic pain, prolapse of the uterus, or cancer of the womb, ovaries or cervix may require you to get a hysterectomy.
Getting a laparoscopic hysterectomy significantly reduces the risks of infection and blood loss, much more so than with an abdominal hysterectomy. In experienced hands, the procedure takes about the same length of time as an abdominal hysterectomy and involves no higher risk.
The procedure usually takes 1-3 hours under general anaesthesia. You will be hospitalized for at least one night and should be able to return to normal daily activities within one week.
The cost of laparoscopic hysterectomies ranges from USD 1,327 to USD 4,911.