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TLH Surgery in Chunni-ganj, Kanpur

TLH surgery, also known as total laparoscopic hysterectomy is performed to remove the uterus.

TLH surgery in Kanpur is often performed to treat uterine fibroids. Uterine fibroids are tumors that grow inside a woman’s womb. In these cases, the patient may require to remove some tissues of the uterus or the complete uterus.

The other case where TLH surgery may be required is pelvic inflammatory. Pelvic inflammatory is a disease or an infection of the female reproductive system.

How the procedure is performed?

Local anesthesia is given to the patient that numbs the lower body or general anesthesia may be given to numb the whole body. After the anesthesia is given, the surgeon may make a 5 to 7-inch cut (horizontal or vertical) through the abdominal wall. Through the cut, the uterus is taken out.

The other way of performing a procedure may involve vaginal surgery. In vaginal surgery, a cut is made on the top of the vagina and the uterus is removed through the cut. This may leave no scar behind.

Laparoscopic surgery may also perform the removal of the uterus. In this surgery, small cuts are made on the abdomen for removing the uterus.

Types of TLH surgery

There are four types of TLH surgery and the use of each one depends on the reasons for surgery. The two types of TLH surgery are:

Total TLH surgery: in this type of TLH surgery, the complete uterus and cervix are removed. When the case is severe and a major part of the uterus is affected then the doctor may recommend total TLH surgery.

Supra-cervical TLH surgery: this type of TLH surgery includes the removal of the uterus leaving behind the cervix.

Radical TLH surgery: this type of TLH surgery involves the removal of tissues and structures around the uterus that contain the elements of cancer.

Total TLH surgery with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy: this type of TLH surgery includes the removal of only the ovaries and the fallopian tubes.


Some common benefits of TLH surgery are:

  • Required and exact results
  • fewer complications
  • Less pain after the surgery
  • Short term hospital stay

Side effects

Some complications or side effects of TLH surgery are as follows:

  • Bleeding
  • Infections
  • Reactions of anesthesia in the body
  • Injury to other neighboring organs
  • Women who get treated by TLH surgery can’t experience pregnancy.
  • Chronic pain may occur

Right candidate

Women with any infection or tumors in the uterus may opt for TLH surgery. Follow the prescriptions of the surgeon. In most cases, the people who have the following conditions are considered the right candidates for TLH surgery:

  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Uterus cancer
  • Endometriosis
  • Abnormal bleeding in the uterus
  • Prolapse in the uterus

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After the surgery, the surgeon may recommend a hospital stay of at least up to 5 days. Avoid lifting heavy weights for as long as the surgeon instructs. Avoid sexual intercourse till six weeks after the surgery.


Prevention is always better than cure. Here are some prevention factors to be considered for getting fewer complications after and before the surgery -

  • Avoid the consumption of alcohol
  • Avoid smoking
  • Practice different exercises to lose weight in case of obesity
  • Eat healthy food and take proper nutrition
  • Schedule check-ups with the doctor before surgery
  • Ensure fitness
  • Discuss the medications and medical history with the doctor

What is the time duration of TLH surgery?

The surgery may take time between 1 – 2 hours.

What are the immediate after-effects of TLH surgery?

After the TLH surgery, the patient may feel numbness due to the anesthesia. The patient will have a tube inside the bladder urinary catheter. The patient will not be permitted to eat or drink just after the surgery. The patient will be allowed to drink water after 4 hours of the surgery and eat on the next day.

On the second day of the surgery, the patient will be allowed to eat and take a shower. The drips and the catheter will get removed and the patient may get discharge from the hospital.

Is taking a shower after surgery allowed?

The patient may get the wounds wet while showering after the surgery that may take more time in healing. It is recommended to not take a shower after surgery for at least one day


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