Principles and Practically
Hysterectomy is the most frequently performed operation in women, with a life time risk varying from country to country from less than 20% to more than 40%. Overall these differences reflect more medical practice than differences in pathology between countries.
The first carefully described abdominal supracervical hysterectomy was performed by Wilhelm Alexander Freund in 1878 and it was the leading technique for over 80 years (1). Tervilä (2) described the danger of cervical cancer to be 0.3-1.9% following supracervical hysterectomy.
We compared laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) with total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH) in a case control study that evaluated length of operation, blood loss, length of hospital stay, drug requirements for pain, and postoperative pain and activity levels.
Neena Agarwala, MD, Msc, FACOG performs robotic hysterectomy in a patient with a large uterus.
Neena Agarwala, MD, Msc, FACOG performs a robotic supracervical hysterectomy on a 20-week uterus.