Laparoscopic Hysterectomy


Choosing the least invasive hysterctomy

Laparascopic supracervical hysterectomy (LASH) is performed by doing much of the surgical procedure via three small cuts in the abdomen. An advanced laparoscopic surgeon can then detach the uterus from the internal ligaments, blood vessels and leaves the cervix intact, they are then able to remove the womb through the small incisions leaving no large scars and less damage to abdominal muscules. See picture below.

Due to it’s minimally invasive nature, recovery is quicker than for an abdominal or vaginal hysterectomy.  However, there are few surgeons available that have been trained in this procedure.

Mr. von Widekind performs hysterectomies by laparoscopy for 95% of the patients under his care (TLH and LASH).

He introduced LASH hysterectomy to the East Midlands offering all women as well as those with large fibroid uterus the benefits of minimal invasive surgery sparing cervix and ovaries.

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If there is the indication that the removal of the cervix is necessary then he performs a Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (TLH) using an innovative Swiss methodology (TAIL), which has shown excellent results.

In cases of prolapse he offers laparoscopic insertion of a mesh to suspend the prolapse. For more information go to:

In the UK still about 70% of hysterectomies are performed by conventional abdominal surgery (TAH), only a small percentage is done using advanced laparoscopic techniques and it is advisable therefore that you discuss your options with with a surgeon trained in advanced techniques and can perform LASH.

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