Laparoscopic radical hysterectomy, also known as Wertheim’s hysterectomy, is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to remove the uterus, cervix, upper vagina, and surrounding tissues in patients with early-stage cervical cancer or other conditions that require the removal of these organs. The procedure is performed through small incisions in the abdomen, using a laparoscope and specialized surgical instruments.

During the procedure, the surgeon makes several small incisions in the abdomen and inserts the laparoscope, which allows them to see inside the abdomen and identify the organs that need to be removed. The surgeon then uses specialized instruments to separate the uterus, cervix, and upper vagina from surrounding tissues and blood vessels. The organs are then removed through one of the small incisions in the abdomen.

Laparoscopic radical hysterectomy is less invasive than traditional open surgery and has several advantages, including a shorter hospital stay, less pain and scarring, and a faster recovery time. Patients can typically return to normal activities within 2-4 weeks after the procedure.

However, as with any surgery, there are some risks involved, including bleeding, infection, and damage to surrounding organs. Patients should discuss the benefits and risks of the procedure with their surgeon to determine if it is the right option for them.

Laparoscopic radical hysterectomy is typically recommended for patients with early-stage cervical cancer who have not undergone radiation therapy. Patients with more advanced or aggressive forms of cervical cancer may require additional treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy, in addition to surgery.

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Dr. Punyavathi C Nagaraj

Senior Consultant- Gynaecologist and Laparoscopic Surgeon