Laparoscopic Hysterectomy 

Procedures Offered

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Dr. Einarsson has performed over 2000 laparoscopic hysterectomy procedures and over 99% of his cases are done laparoscopically. He specializes in offering a laparoscopic hysterectomy in cases where patients were told that the procedure could only be done through a large incision (laparotomy). A laparoscopic hysterectomy is associated with less pain, less blood loss, less adhesions as well as reduced risk of infection and blood clot formation and is therefore a safer and better option for patients. Average recovery time is about 3 weeks after the laparoscopic approach, but 6-8 weeks after a laparotomy. One of the most common indications for a laparoscopic hysterectomy are uterine fibroids. Normally, the uterus is removed by pulling it out intact through the vagina. However, if the uterus is enlarged by uterine fibroids, this may not be possible and then the uterus and fibroids need to be cut to smaller pieces using a knife. While uterine fibroids are generally benign, rare malignant tumors that look like fibroids can be present. These are called sarcomas. The incidence of this varies from about 1/350 to less than 1/1000. However, in order to reduce the risk of inadvertent spillage of malignant cells, Dr. Einarsson always performs the extraction of the uterus and fibroids in a contained manner, i.e. inside of a bag. This may reduce the risk of spillage of malignant cells and the technique to do this was pioneered in part by Dr. Einarsson and team.


Video on Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Warning: The video on hysterectomy provides a detailed and graphic insight into the surgical procedure, intended for mature audiences due to its explicit content and medical nature.

Important information about the procedure

Laparoscopic hysterectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that involves removing the uterus through small incisions in the abdomen. It is typically performed under general anesthesia and usually takes around 1-2 hours to complete. 

During the procedure, the surgeon will make several small incisions in the abdomen and insert a laparoscope, which is a thin tube with a camera attached to it. This allows the surgeon to see inside the abdomen and guide the surgical instruments. 

The surgeon will then use specialized instruments to separate the uterus from the surrounding tissues and blood vessels. The uterus is then removed through one of the small incisions in the abdomen or through the vagina. 

It is important to discuss the risks and benefits of laparoscopic hysterectomy with your surgeon before the procedure and to carefully follow their instructions for post-operative care to minimize the risk of complications. 

Potential complications of laparoscopic hysterectomy include:

There is a risk of bleeding during and after the surgery, which may require blood transfusions or additional surgery. 

There is a risk of infection at the incision sites or within the abdomen, which may require antibiotics. 

There is a small risk of injury to the bowel or bladder during the surgery, which may require additional surgery to repair.

It is normal to experience some pain and discomfort after the surgery, which can be managed with pain medication. 

This is a rare but serious complication in which the incision made in the vagina to remove the uterus comes apart, potentially leading to infection and other complications. 

There is a risk of developing blood clots in the legs or lungs after the surgery, which can be prevented with medication and early mobilization. 

Laparoscopic hysterectomy