Short answer, yes, by causing the spread of undiagnosed malignant uterine cancer. In American women who are of reproductive age, Hysterectomy is the second most frequently performed surgical procedure (after cesarean section). The majority of these hysterectomies are performed laparoscopically.
Approximately 600,000 hysterectomies are performed annually in the United States, and approximately 20 million American women have had a hysterectomy.
By the age of 60, more than one third of all women have had a hysterectomy. According to the National Women’s Health Network (NWHN) unnecessary hysterectomies have put women at risk, and that doctors should search for hysterectomy alternatives before performing life-changing operations.
What is Laparoscopic Hysterectomy?
Minimally invasive or laparoscopic removal of the uterus, is know as hysterectomy and typically performed for the treatment of fibroids or benign tumors of the uterus. During the surgery, many doctors remove the uterus in pieces using a mechanical grinding or chopping device known as a power morcellator.