A laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy is a minimally invasive procedure in which a woman’s uterus, but not the cervix, is removed using a technique that involves several small abdominal incisions. Typically it is done to treat diseases or complications of the uterus such as fibroids, endometriosis, infection in the ovaries or fallopian tubes, pelvic pain, and abnormal vaginal bleeding. Prior to the development of minimally invasive surgical techniques, treatment for such conditions often involved a total abdominal hysterectomy, which required a large abdominal incision and 6-8 weeks of recovery. It is one of the most common surgeries performed on women.
UAB Obstetrics and Gynecology offers comprehensive women’s health care in a private, personal environment, with physicians and nurses who are dedicated to delivering excellent care. Because our physicians are nationally recognized specialists in their fields, you can rest assured that you are receiving the most advanced care available. UAB Obstetrics and Gynecology is consistently ranked among the best programs of its kind in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
As part of the UAB Division of Women’s Reproductive Healthcare, UAB Obstetrics and Gynecology’s services range from complete obstetric care to the medical and surgical treatment of complicated gynecological concerns. We work closely with the UAB Medicine Interventional Radiology team to diagnose and treat your condition, using the latest and most accurate technology and imaging methods, including fluoroscopy, ultrasound, and CT scans. Because UAB Medicine is an academic health center, patients may be offered participation in clinical research trials, which can give you access to new techniques and treatments that are not available elsewhere in the area. Our physicians are here for you at all times, from your first routine gynecological exam, to delivering your baby, to guiding you through menopause. When you establish a relationship with our doctors, you can rely upon that relationship throughout your lifetime.
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