Laparoscopic hysterectomy

This procedure is a minimally invasive way remove the womb. You need to have a medical check-up before the operation. This includes a history, physical examination, ultrasound scan, ECG and some blood tests. This surgery is done under general anaesthesia (while you sleep). During this operation, a tiny camera is inserted into the tummy through a small (1 cm) cut made inside the navel.  The gynaecologist can see inside of your tummy on a TV screen connected to the camera while performing the procedure. Three other smaller cuts are made on your lower tummy in order to insert other instrument during the procedure.

This surgery has many variants. Your doctor will guide you to select the most suitable operation for you. Most women undergo operation to remove only the uterus leaving ovaries behind. This is called total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH). If the ovaries are left behind you do not need to take hormones and you will not experience menopausal symptoms. You can choose to keep the cervix, and in this case it is called laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy. If the cervix is left behind, there is 5% chance for you to have menstrual periods and you need to continue regular pap smears.


The traditional surgery to remove womb is done through a 12 – 15 cm log cut on lower tummy while laparoscopic operation requires only a few small cuts. Blood loss during operation is much less on laparoscopic operation and many women walks on the same day after the operation. Most patients go home on the same day or on the following day after their surgery. Recovery time is much faster and you can get back to your normal work within 1 – 2 weeks. Risks of infection, scar tissue formation, blood loss are very low in laparoscopic procedure compared to traditional open procedure.


Pain after the operation is less compared to traditional hysterectomy or caesarean section. Pain killer tablets are usually enough during post-operative period. Women can resume exercise and sex within few weeks after the operation.

Following patient education video is a publication of The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (UK).


Dr. Chaminda Mathota

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

MBBS (Colombo), MD Obstetrics & Gynaecology (Colombo), MRCOG (UK), DRCOG (UK), DOWH RCPI (Ireland), MRCPI (Ireland), Fellowship in laparoscopy, Fellowship in IVF & Assisted Reproductive Technologies (India), Dip in Advanced Gynae Endoscopy (Germany)
Visiting Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at Sugabi Clinic - Ragama (+94716 921 921), Asiri Central Hospital - Colombo, Ninewells Hospital - Colombo, Nawaloka Hospital Colombo, Hemas Hospital - Wattala, Nawaloka Hospital - Negombo, Leesons Hospital - Ragama, Melsta Hospital - Ragama.


වඩාත් ආරක්ෂිත ලැපරොස්කොපි සැත්කමක් සඳහා 3D ලැපරොස්කොපි තාක්ෂණය.

Covid 19 එන්නත සහ ගර්භණී බව. ඔබේ ගැටළු වලට පිළිතුරු

ගැබ් ගැනීමට පෙර අනිවාර්යයෙන් ෆෝලික් ඇසිඩ් ලබා ගත යුතු ඇයි?

ගර්භණී සමයේ සුදයාම අවදානම් තත්වයක්ද?

ඩිම්බ මෝරන්නෙ නැති වෙන හේතු

හදිසි උපත් පාලන පෙති ගැනීමේදී වරදින තැන්

ඔසප් වීම සමග රුධිර වහනය අධික වීමට හේතු සහ ප්‍රතිකාර

ගර්භාෂය ඉවත් කරන්න පෙර මේ ගැන දැනගන්න.

Coronavirus ආසාදන තත්වය - ගැබිනි මවට උපදෙස්

හදිසි ගැබ් ගැනීමක් වලක්වා ගත හැකි ක්‍රම (Emergency contraception)

දරු පිළිසිඳ ගැනීමට සුදුසුම සරු කාලය

ගැබ්ගෙන ඇති දැයි සැකහැර දැන ගන්නේ මෙහෙමයි (Pregnancy test)

මවු කුස තුල දරුවාගේ වර්ධනය අඩුද? (Intra Uterine Growth Restriction)

ගර්භාෂය නිසා ඇතිවෙන අධික වේදනාවට, රුධිර වහනයට එක් දිනෙන් සහනය දෙන TLH සැත්කම.

ගර්භණී සමයේ පෝෂණය (Nutrition in pregnancy)

කන්‍යා පටලය ගැන ඇත්ත දැන ගන්න

ගැබිනි මවක් මුලින්ම කළ යුතු දේ (Early pregnancy )

දරු සම්පත් පමාවන අයට පිහිට වෙන IVF ප්‍රතිකාර ක්‍රමය ගැන. (In Vitro Fertilization)