LAVH is a newer surgery and requires specialized surgical
Laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LSH)
can be done:
To remove uterine fibroids of any
To remove a uterus of any size.
LSH is performed 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. This
type of surgery usually causes minimal blood loss and pain, and women
reportedly can return to work a week or two afterward.
Since LSH leaves the cervix intact, women continue with their regular
Pap smears, which check for cervical precancer and
cancer. LSH is a newer surgery and requires specialized surgical training. It
is not yet widely available.