What Is Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy ?

The uterus (womb) and cervix are removed during a total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) using a small surgical telescope called a laparoscope. The doctor can inspect the pelvis and abdomen by inserting a laparoscope through a tiny incision into the abdominal wall. It is possible to remove the uterus and cervix without a significant abdominal incision. The removal of the ovaries is not obligatory for hysterectomy, but if it is deemed medically necessary, the ovaries and tubes can be removed at the same time.