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Vaginal Hysterectomy

Vaginal hysterectomy is considered a minimally invasive approach for removal of the uterus . It does not require any abdominal incisions  but requires an incision at the vaginal apex to seperate the cervix from vagina. This vaginal incision is not unique to the vaginal hysterectomy approach and is necessary whenever removing the uterine cervix as in the laparoscopic total hysterectomy and the open total abdominal hysterectomy.

It is appropriate to utilize the vaginal hysterectomy technique when the pathology is known to be confined to the uterus with no need for operating on other pelvic organs.

If deemed appropriate ,the ovaries and tubes may be removed via the vaginal approach at the time of hysterectomy.

The following is a video clip of vaginal hysterectomy performed by Dr.Badran: