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If you’re weighing the important decision of hysterectomy – the surgical removal of the uterus and sometimes ovaries and fallopian tubes – you may want to consider a gentler method called minimally invasive hysterectomy. Minimally invasive (laparoscopic) hysterectomy treats conditions like fibroids, endometriosis and uterine prolapse.
Clovis Community Medical Center’s minimally invasive hysterectomy program is specifically focused on using minimally invasive techniques for hysterectomies and related women’s surgeries.
As a whole, 93% of the hysterectomies through our program are performed laparoscopically compared to the national average of about 50%.
Thin tubes are inserted through three to five small incisions about the size of a dime to inflate the abdomen. Not creating a large opening means less pain and a quicker recovery. A small camera is placed through one of the tubes so the surgeon can monitor the operation. The uterus is then removed.