Vaginal hysterectomy: is the removal of the uterus through the vagina
The surgeon dissects the fastenings that attach the uterus in place via an incision made high up in the vagina.
The uterus is freed and is extracted via the vagina. No incisions or scarring occurs in the abdominal wall.
This technique is a preferred method. This technique has some limits as regards:
The volume of the uterus
The width of the vaginal pathway (especially with women who have not yet had children)
Difficulty in removal of the ovaries and the Fallopian tubes (coelioscopic or laparotomic procedures are easier or may be associated if necessary)
This procedure is conducted under general anesthesia, or under local or regional anesthesia (epidural, spinal anesthesia, lower body anesthesia).
This procedure cannot retain the cervix.
This procedure has the advantages of:
- being painless or almost painless
- zero scarring on the abdomen
- a very rapid recovery time
- reduced hospital stay