Emil W. Tajzoy, MD, PLLC
Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Dallas, TX
Approximately one-third of women have a hysterectomy by age 60. Skilled OB/GYN Emil Tajzoy, MD, offers a variety of minimally invasive hysterectomy options, including laparoscopic-assisted supracervical hysterectomy (LASH), in Dallas, Texas. If you’re looking for an expert hysterectomy surgeon, call the office of Emil Tajzoy, MD, or book an appointment online today.
Laparoscopic-Assisted Supracervical Hysterectomy Q & A
What is a laparoscopic-assisted supracervical hysterectomy?
Hysterectomy is a common procedure that involves surgical removal of all or part of the uterus. Dr. Tajzoy has expertise in a variety of minimally invasive hysterectomy procedures, including laparoscopic-assisted supracervical hysterectomy.
During a LASH procedure, Dr. Tajzoy removes your uterus through four small incisions, each less a half-inch long, in your abdomen. He removes the upper part of your uterus, and possibly your ovaries and fallopian tubes as well, leaving the cervix in place.
Dr. Tajzoy uses a special instrument called a laparoscope to remove your uterus. A laparoscope is a thin, flexible tube with a tiny light and camera lens. He inserts the laparoscope into the tiny abdominal incision to complete the procedure with minimal damage to healthy tissues.
Why would I need a LASH procedure?
Dr. Tajzoy uses LASH surgery to relieve many gynecologic issues that don’t improve with conservative treatment. Conditions that may require a LASH procedure include:
- Abnormal uterine bleeding
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Uterine prolapse
- Uterine fibroids
- Uterine cancer
Using advanced technology, Dr. Tajzoy performs many successful hysterectomies with the LASH technique.
What are the benefits of a LASH procedure?
Like other types of minimally invasive procedures, the LASH technique offers numerous advantages compared to traditional, open hysterectomies. Benefits of a LASH procedure include:
- Less scarring
- Less bleeding
- Reduced pain
- Faster recovery time
- Shorter hospital stay
Minimally invasive hysterectomies, such as LASH, also reduce your risk of infection and other potential complications. The LASH procedure in particular offers the additional advantage of preserving your pelvic support and decreasing trauma to the bladder.
A hysterectomy that removes the entire uterus and cervix involves detaching several supportive ligaments that connect to the cervix. This may lead to pelvic prolapse, or dropping of the pelvic organs into the vagina. Although a LASH procedure doesn’t necessarily prevent pelvic prolapse, it doesn’t do anything to make it more likely, either.
Removing the cervix also involves increased risk of trauma to your bladder. A LASH procedure avoids this by leaving the cervix in place.
To find out if you’re a good candidate for a laparoscopic-assisted supracervical hysterectomy, call the office of Emil Tajzoy, MD, or book an appointment online today.
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