- Preoperative evaluations with the surgeon
- Medical specialists during your stay in hospital (surgeon, anesthesiologist, nurse)
- All hospital services (e.g. room, meals, operating room costs)
- Surgical materials needed for your procedure and recommended by the doctor.
- Drugs required for your procedure
- Additional costs to provide your treatment (e.g. rental of special equipment)
- One follow up visit with the surgeon.
- Treatment clinically required related to your procedure: physiotherapy, removal of plaster casts, sutures, required radiology or tests.
- Any re-admission to the hospital in Valencia, if medical complications arise from the original procedure.
Once you send your documentation and required tests, the doctor will determine if you are an eligible candidate for this procedure.
Laparoscopic Vaginal-LAVHHysterectomy is done to remove the uterus and ovaries and fallopian tubes if required.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PROCEDURE
Minimal incisions are made through the abdomen and doctor uses a laparoscope to remove the uterus.
A benefit of LAVH is that it requires short post-operative recovery time. It might also help to prevent future problems (e.g. Uterine cancer). Great relief of some discomfort or pain.
Cases of cancer, severe infection or uterine bleeding are non-elective reasons for having a hysterectomy. For endometriosis, uterine prolapse, hyperplasia or pelvic infections may be alternatives. Other options might be hormonal treatments, balloon uterine therapy, surgical or others treatments depending on your problem.
Every procedure has its own risks. 95% of patients will have no complication during a procedure, but it is necessary to know about them. It is important to compare risks to potential benefits.
COMMONS RISKS (2-5 PATIENTS OUT OF 100)
- Frequent passing urine
- Minor infections (pelvis, bladder, wound, chest)
- Haematoma in the pelvis
- Abdominal pain
- Difficulties emptying your bladder
RARE RISKS (LESS THAN 1 PATIENT OUT OF 100)
- Lower extremity weakness
- Cervical bleeding
- Organ Injury
- Bleeding needing a blood transfusion or going back to the operation room (cut in abdomen needed)
After this surgery you will no longer be able to give birth. Recovery takes up to 4 weeks. Plenty of rest and not lifting heavy objects for 6 weeks required. You may require hormone replacement therapy.