By Marguerite Lamb
Baffled by all those initials after doctors' names? Tired of
getting the referral runaround? We'll help clear up the confusion so you can
find the best treatment for your symptoms.
In today's medical marketplace, you're not a patient—you're a
"health-care consumer." That's good news and bad. It means you have
more autonomy and choice than ever—but it also means the ball is in your court
when it comes to figuring out whom to trust with your health. Should...
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.