What is a TLH procedure?

This is a gynaecological surgical procedure, which involves removing the uterus and cervix using a keyhole (laparoscopic) technique and removing it through the vagina. We may also remove the ovaries, fallopian tubes and may also remove pelvic lymph nodes if your surgery is to treat a cancer.

What is TLH with BSO?

Overall, Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy with Bilateral Salpingo Oophorectomy is simply the surgical removal of the uterus, cervix, fallopian tubes and, ovaries.

Are ovaries removed in TLH?

The uterus and cervix are removed without making a large abdominal incision. Hysterectomy does not require the removal of the ovaries; however the ovaries and tubes can be removed at the time of the hysterectomy if medically necessary.

Why is TLH done?

Diagnosis: The most common reasons to have a TLH are: Fibroids-‐ non cancerous tumors that cause pelvic pain, heavy and abnormal uterine bleeding, painful intercourse, or other symptoms. Endometriosis-‐ growth of uterine lining in other parts of the abdomen or uterine muscle (adenomyosis) that causes pelvic pain.

What does TLH mean in medical terms?

Indications for a total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) are similar to those for total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH) and may include leiomyomata, pelvic organ prolapse, and abnormal uterine bleeding.

How long do you have to be off work for a hysterectomy?

If you had a vaginal or laparoscopic hysterectomy, you might begin driving with a few days. Resume your exercise routine in four to six weeks, depending on how you feel. You can usually go back to work in three to six weeks, depending on what kind of work you do.

What is BSO surgery?

A bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy is a surgery to remove both of your fallopian tubes and both of your ovaries.

What is LigaSure impact?

With the LigaSure Impact™ instrument, surgeons possess an open vessel-sealing tool that integrates ligation with vessel sealing of up to and including 7 mm in diameter, resulting in faster operating times and lower risk for blood loss compared with conventional techniques.

Is LigaSure disposable?

A vessel sealing system with a hemostat-style reusable clamp and disposable electrodes, featuring an integrated cutting blade for use in open procedures.

What is removed with TLH?

Definition: Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (TLH) is an operation to remove the uterus (womb) and cervix with the aid of a small operating telescope, called a laparoscope. The laparoscope is inserted into the abdominal wall through a small incision and allows the doctor to examine the pelvis/abdomen.