This technique uses an instrument called laparoscope for hysterectomy. The laparoscope resembles a telescope, and is lighted. The surgeons make small incisions near the navel and the abdomen. The laparoscope is then inserted into the body, along with small surgical instruments. The surgical instruments help remove the uterus from the body.
In this kind of surgery, although the uterus is removed, the cervix is not touched. The Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy, also known as LSH, has many advantages over other forms of hysterectomy. The LSH is a less painful method, and it does not leave a scar behind. The recovery time after this surgery is much faster than abdominal or vaginal hysterectomy. In this case, the woman can return back to her normal lifestyle in less than a week.
Medical experts also favor LSH because unlike other forms of hysterectomy, this does not result in uterine prolapse or urinary incontinence.