By Geneen Roth
Do you secretly believe it's selfish to put yourself ahead of others? If
so, you may never stop packing on pounds.
There are some things in life you take for granted: Your children will
outlive you. No matter how tough it gets, you won't poison your spouse with
arsenic-laced toothpaste. And if you have a best friend, you will attend her
But life sometimes upsets our most basic assumptions. And although I haven't
resorted to the arsenic (yet), I did have...
LAVH is a newer surgery and requires specialized surgical
Laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LSH)
can be done:
To remove uterine fibroids of any
To remove a uterus of any size.
LSH is performed by inserting a laparoscope (lighted viewing
instrument) and surgical instruments through several small abdominal incisions.
The uterus is removed in small pieces with a special surgical instrument. This
type of surgery usually causes minimal blood loss and pain, and women
reportedly can return to work a week or two afterward.
Since LSH leaves the cervix intact, women continue with their regular
Pap smears, which check for cervical precancer and
cancer. LSH is a newer surgery and requires specialized surgical training. It
is not yet widely available.