Laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LSH)
can be done:
To remove uterine fibroids of any
To remove a uterus of any size.
LSH is done by inserting a laparoscope (lighted viewing
instrument) and surgical instruments through several small abdominal incisions.
The uterus is removed in small pieces with a special surgical instrument.
LSH leaves the cervix intact, so women continue with their regular
Pap smears, which check for cervical precancer and
cancer. LSH requires specialized surgical training and may not be available everywhere.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerKirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology