||Laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy is a procedure to remove the uterus and ovaries through the vagina. It is a procedure which converts an abdominal hysterectomy to vaginal hysterectomy.An abdominal hysterectomy entails an abdominal incision 8-10 cms in length, and splitting the abdominal muscles. LAVH is done laparoscopically through the abdomen under general anaesthesia.
LAVH has advantages over abdominal hysterectomy:
- less morbidity/pain postoperative
- earlier recovery
- better cosmesis
- Injury to bowel
- injury to ureters/ urinary bladder