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Private Practice: Since 1980 to the present
Board-Certified: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fellowship: Infertility, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Chicago, IL
Residency: Ob/Gyn, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL and
Mt. Sinai Hospital, Chicago, IL
MD: University of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School
Instructor: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Christ Community Hospital,
MacNeal Memorial Hospital and Palos Community Hospital
Dr. Miller

Welcome to our health education library. The information shared below is provided to you as an educational and informational source only and is not intended to replace a medical examination or consultation, or medical advice given to you by a physician or medical professional.

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: Your ExperienceHisterectom­a laparosc³pica: Su experiencia

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: Your Experience

Talk to your healthcare provider about how to get ready for your surgery. Your healthcare providers will talk with you about what to expect as surgery draws near. Keep in mind that your experience may differ from that of other women you know.

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Before the Day of Surgery

Your instructions may include the following:

  • Avoid certain medications (including aspirin) for 14 days before surgery.

  • If you smoke, stop as long as possible before surgery.

  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before surgery. This includes chewing gum and mints.

  • Arrange ahead of time for a ride home from the hospital or surgery center.

  • If it is prescribed, take medication to clean out your bowels the day before surgery. Your healthcare provider can give you more details about this.

On the Day of Surgery

You'll change into a gown. You'll then be prepped for your procedure:

  • The anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist will discuss anesthesia with you and answer any questions you have.

  • Some pubic hair may be trimmed or removed.

  • An IV (intravenous) line will be put into your arm or hand. This line supplies you with medications and fluids before, during, and after surgery.

  • You may be given medication that helps you relax. You will then be given general anesthesia to make you sleep and keep you free from pain during surgery.

Risks and Complications of Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Once you understand these risks, you will be asked to sign a consent form. Risks and possible complications include:

  • Side effects from anesthesia

  • Infection

  • Bleeding, with a possible need for a transfusion

  • Blood clots

  • Damage to the bladder, bowel, ureters, or nearby nerves

  • Need for a second surgery

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Date Last Modified: 2010-01-08T00:00:00-07:00

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