Carline Louis-Jacques, MD -  - OB-GYN

Center for Healthier Living

Carline Louis-Jacques, MD

OB-GYN located in Torrance, CA

Hysterectomy Alternatives & Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Specialist

Dr. Louis-Jacques is a top provider of obstetrics and gynecology services in the Torrance, CA, area, offering women laparoscopic hysterectomy procedures as well as alternatives to hysterectomy, so every woman has the broadest array of options when it comes to managing her health.

Hysterectomy Alternatives & Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Q&A

What is a laparoscopic hysterectomy?

A laparoscopic hysterectomy is a minimally invasive approach to hysterectomy, the complete or partial removal of the uterus. The laparoscopic technique may be performed through one or several small incisions in the belly or the vagina. The approach depends on several factors, and Dr. Louis-Jacques will discuss your options following your evaluation. Whichever approach is used, the hysterectomy is performed using a laparoscope, a special instrument designed to be used through small openings such as the vagina or small incisions. The laparoscope has a camera that enables Dr. Louis-Jacques to see the uterus on a computer monitor instead of through a large incision.

Is a laparoscopic hysterectomy better than a traditional hysterectomy that uses a large incision?

Healing is much faster with a laparoscopic approach because it uses very small incisions or no incision at all. The risk of infection is also significantly decreased, and scarring is minimized. However, open or “traditional” approaches may be necessary in some cases, such as when cancer is present.

What alternatives are available if I don't want to have a hysterectomy?

Today, there are several alternatives to hysterectomy depending on the symptoms and condition you're experiencing. Some possible options include:

  • myomectomy, a minimally-invasive procedure to remove uterine fibroids

  • uterine artery embolization, which cuts off the flow of blood to fibroids

  • endometrial ablation, a technique that removes the lining of the uterus to treat heavy bleeding

  • dilation and curettage to treat heavy bleeding, especially during menopause

  • in-office laparoscopic procedures to treat endometriosis and adhesions (scars)

  • in-office procedures using a flexible instrument called a hysteroscope to treat issues affecting the fallopian tubes or uterus

In some conditions, medications may also be used to relieve symptoms without the need for a hysterectomy.

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