Question: Is Lavh a total hysterectomy?

LAVH is a special form of hysterectomy—removal of the uterus. The uterus is a reproductive organ in the lower abdomen. It holds the fetus during pregnancy.

What is a Lavh hysterectomy?

Laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) removes the uterus through the vagina. In some cases, the ovaries and fallopian tubes are taken out at the same time.

Is a Lavh major surgery?

LAVH is a major surgery and recovery typically takes 2-4 weeks. Following the recovery from a LAVH it is expected for women to have relief from pain and correction of abnormal uterine bleeding. You will have a pathology report to discuss with the doctor and determine if any further treatment is necessary.

What is the difference between a hysterectomy and a total hysterectomy?

A partial hysterectomy (top left) removes just the uterus, and the cervix is left intact. A total hysterectomy (top right) removes the uterus and cervix. At the time of a total hysterectomy, your surgeon may also remove the ovaries and fallopian tubes (bottom).

What is the average cost of a total hysterectomy?

The estimated cost for a hysterectomy performed in a hospital is $4,271 for a vaginal hysterectomy to $8,413 for a vaginal or abdominal hysterectomy with an endoscope (laparoscopic hysterectomy). The cost is lower when the surgery occurs in an outpatient (ambulatory) surgical center ($1,816 to $3,588, respectively).

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