LSH (Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy)
The top part of the uterus is responsible for our periods so LSH removes only that part. LSH uses a laparoscope and several small abdominal incisions through which instruments are used to separate the uterus from the cervix and remove it through one of the small abdominal incisions. LSH does not require a large abdominal incision and therefore involves less post-operative pain, scarring and recovery time. Most women will require only an overnight hospital stay and are back to normal activities in less than 2 weeks.
TLH (Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy)
TLH is a minimally invasive way to remove the whole uterus. It's a great solution when we don't have the vaginal looseness or stretched ligaments that would allow the uterus to be removed vaginally. TLH uses laparoscopy in the abdomen. The connections of the uterus and cervix are taken down and the top edge of the vagina is secured with strong stitches. Women usually stay one night in the hospital and return to regular activities in 2-3 weeks.
Dr. Hayes is experienced and skilled at performing both LSH and TLH procedures.