Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Real Life Accounts of the Benefits of Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Surgery

Before laparoscopic hysterectomy surgery became popular, women had to stay in hospitals for days after surgery.  The at-home recovery time was anywhere from 4-10 weeks.  Also, large scars across the abdomen where the uterus had been removed were several inches long.

When women experiencing painful side-effects of endometriosis hear about laparoscopic hysterectomy surgery, it seems too good to be true.  Barely any scarring, quick recovery times, and the ability to leave the hospital the same day of surgery. 

It's all pretty impressive.  And the best thing of all is that it's realistic.  There are thousands of women who have delivered first-hand accounts as testimony.

Take Victoria Newlove from Great Britain for instance.

According to an article on, Victoria was the first person in the UK to have the "belly button" hysterectomy.  Her surgeon made a small incision in the belly button and, using laparoscopic equipment, was able to seal the womb and remove it accordingly. 

John Erian, a UK gynecologist and pioneer of the "belly button" surgery, says "the procedure is a huge advancement as it frees women from discomfort quickly and safely, with little risk of infection,’ he says. ‘It’s suitable for everyone and I hope it will one day become the most common form of hysterectomy.’

This is just one of many laparoscopic methods used by gynecological surgeons in the world that's proven to be affective.

Another woman who had laparoscopic hysterectomy surgery, but not the same kind undergone by Victoria, is a woman referred to as Penelope.  She spoke to Women to Women – a women's health supplement company – about her experience with endometriosis and how surgeons used laparoscopic surgery to relieve her of her pain.

After the surgery, Penelope's diet surprised her.  She was actually hungry!  She wasn't nauseous for days after surgery and didn't experience any pain she couldn't handle.  As a past hospital patient for non-laparoscopic surgery, the difference between the aftermaths of the two different procedures was astounding.  After having her hysterectomy completed with modern technology and equipment, she saw how antiquated non-laparoscopic surgery really was.

Instead of "crashing" after her hysterectomy, she immediately started her new life, with little pain and scarring.

Women like Victoria and Penelope are testaments to the advantages of new surgical tactics - the same tactics used by Michelle Wong, MD.