Pros and Cons of Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy and Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

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logoPrevious blogs covered the pros and cons of abdominal hysterectomy, vaginal hysterectomy, and laparoscopic hysterectomy. The last two hysterectomy surgical options are laparoscopic assisted vagnial hysterectomy, LAVH, and robotic assistted laparoscopic hysterectomy, RALH. The following information covers the pros and cons of each.

Laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy
During laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomies, the uterus is vaginally removed with the the help of laparoscopic instruments. The aid of the laparoscopic instrument makes it possible to remove fallopian tubes and ovaries.

Pros:
LAVH is less invasive and the surgeon can also examine the abdominal region.

Cons:
There is a slightly higher risk of damage to the bladder and urethra with LAVH, and due to the complex nature of the surgery, a skilled surgeon is required.

Robotic assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy
The Da Vinci robotic surgery is designed to perform complex surgeries where his or her movements are translated into a more precise movement with the robotic arms.

Pros:
Due to the precision and minimally invasive nature of this surgery, recovery time is typically fast and there is less loss of blood and less chance for infection.

Cons:
The da Vinci robotic surgery method is more expensive and takes longer to perform than the other surgeries.

If you have any questions regarding the pros and cons LAVH and RALH, please send Nevada Surgery and Cancer Care an email through our contact page or give us a call at 702-733-1689. Please look at our other blog posts to learn about the pros and cons of other hysterectomy surgeries.

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