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Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (LAVH)

LAVH Indications

Drs. Miklos and Moore believe the Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (LAVH) is the most beneficial way of removing the uterus if these symptoms are present while addressing any coexisting problems. They agree with a recently published study by Marana et. al., which demonstrated that a laparoscopic hysterectomy may replace abdominal hysterectomy in most patients who require a hysterectomy and have contraindications to Vaginal Hysterectomy, with all the benefits associated with the vaginal route. Secondary to their laparoscopic skills they are able to complete hysterectomy laparoscopically, even in the case of very larger uteri (they recently removed one that was 1.3 Kg in size, i.e. approx 22 wk size!) secondary to uterine fibroids or other pathology. Drs. Moore and Miklos complete most of their reconstructive surgery laparoscopically, therefore completing a laparoscopic hysterectomy at the same time is part of their standard approach for removal of the uterus.

Advantages of Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (LAVH)

  • Miniature Abdominal Incisions (<1.2 cm)
  • Decreased Post Operative Pain
  • Shortened Post Operative Recovery
  • Fewer Post Operative Infections
  • Fewer Adhesions
  • Shortened Hospitalization (<24 Hours)
  • Access to Advanced Pelvic Reconstruction Procedures

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