Total Laparoscopic hysterectomy is a minimum invasive procedure in which a small incision is made in the abdomen to remove the uterus and the cervix. 2-3 incisions are made in the abdomen and specialized instruments are inserted for the removal process. The surgeon watches the image from the laparoscope inserted on a screen and performs the operation.
In a laparoscopic procedure blood loss is minimal as only a few incisions are made in the abdomen. As a result there is less scarring and the recovery time is also less. The risk of infection is also low.
This procedure can be applied to treat abnormal uterine bleeding or fibroids. But in cases when the uterus is large or in case of multiple surgeries performed in the lower abdomen this procedure may not be suitable. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia.
Post total laparoscopic hysterectomy, painkillers would be given to ease the pain. You would be expected to carry on with your regular duties as soon as you feel upto it. Women suffer less of post operative pain in this case.