Vaginal hysterectomy is a procedure in which the uterus is surgically removed through the vagina. If required, both tubes and ovaries can also be removed through the vagina. As opposed to 'Key hole surgery' (laparoscopic assisted), vaginal surgery does not involve making any cuts, making it a 'no hole' surgery! In expert hands it is a safe, convenient and comfortable surgery for the patient. Our team has surgeons who could do this surgery for prolapse, fibroids, adenomyosis, menstrual disturbances, vaginal prolapse, endometrial hyperplasia and even early uterine cancer.
Studies have shown that vaginal hysterectomy has fewer complications, requires a shorter hospital stay, and allows a faster recovery compared to removal of the uterus through an abdominal incision (abdominal hysterectomy) and less expensive compared to a laparoscopic surgery.
Patients are encouraged to resume their normal daily activities as soon as possible. Being active is particularly important since it helps to prevent complications, such as blood clots, pneumonia, and gas pains.