Emil W. Tajzoy, MD, PLLC

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Dallas, TX

Hysterectomy is the second-most common surgical procedure in the United States, and expert OB/GYN and gynecologic surgeon Emil Tajzoy, MD, is highly trained in a variety of advanced, minimally invasive procedures. He performs total laparoscopic hysterectomies (TLH) for women living in and around Dallas, Texas. For the best possible outcome in your hysterectomy, call his office or schedule an appointment online today.

Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Q & A

What is a total laparoscopic hysterectomy?

A TLH is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to remove the uterus. This procedure is considered minimally invasive because it involves much smaller incisions and less damage to healthy tissue than a traditional, open hysterectomy.

During TLH, Dr. Tajzoy uses a long, thin, flexible instrument called a laparoscope. He inserts the laparoscope through a tiny abdominal incision that’s no larger than a half-inch long. The laparoscope has a light and camera lens at the end, which projects images of your pelvic organs onto a screen.

Using laparoscopy, Dr. Tajzoy can examine your organs and insert miniature surgical tools without making a large incision. Depending on your needs, he may remove your entire uterus laparoscopically, or leave the cervix intact in a procedure known as a laparoscopic-assisted supracervical hysterectomy (LASH).

Dr. Tajzoy may remove your uterus through four other small incisions on your abdomen, or he may use laparoscopy to help him perform the hysterectomy through your vagina in a laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH).

Why would I need a laparoscopic hysterectomy?

TLH is a safe and effective treatment for many painful and debilitating gynecologic conditions that don’t improve with conservative treatments. Dr. Tajzoy may recommend TLH as the final line of treatment for the following problems:

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Chronic pelvic pain

Dr. Tajzoy performs TLH and other minimally invasive procedures whenever possible, but this approach doesn’t work for everyone. The best way to find out if TLH is right for you is to schedule an appointment at Emil Tajzoy, MD.

What are the benefits of laparoscopic hysterectomy?

Laparoscopy provides Dr. Tajzoy with a magnified image of your anatomy, allowing him to work more delicately with surrounding organs like your bladder. In addition to a decreased risk of complications, TLH offers many advantages over open surgery, such as:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Reduced scarring
  • Less blood loss
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery time
  • Decreased risk of infection

Although TLH is a minimally invasive procedure, it’s still surgery. Dr. Tajzoy performs TLH at the hospital while you’re under general anesthesia. Recovery is much faster and easier than with open surgery, but you should still expect to avoid heavy lifting and sex for about six to eight weeks while your body heals.

To learn more about TLH and other minimally invasive hysterectomies, call the office of Emil Tajzoy, MD, or book an appointment online today.

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