By Laura NathanDoubting your diagnosis? Read on to find out what you might really
Sometimes even the best doctors miss the mark: About 40 percent of all
mistakes that M.D.s make are misdiagnoses, says the National Patient Safety
Foundation. That's because many ailments have similar symptoms or can be
detected only with tests that your physician might consider unnecessary if he's
confident in his verdict. If you're in the know about often-confused
conditions, though, you can ask the right...
Laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LSH)
can be done:
To remove uterine fibroids of any
To remove a uterus of any size.
LSH is done by inserting a laparoscope (lighted viewing
instrument) and surgical instruments through several small abdominal incisions.
The uterus is removed in small pieces with a special surgical instrument.
LSH leaves the cervix intact, so women continue with their regular
Pap smears, which check for cervical precancer and
cancer. LSH requires specialized surgical training and may not be available everywhere.