AMA CPT® Assistant - 2007 Issue 11 (November)

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Procedures (November 2007)

November 2007 pages 1-3 Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Procedures Of the approximately 600,000 hysterectomies performed in the United States each year, 15% to 20% are performed laparoscopically. Of this latter group, approximately 15% are supracervical. Back to Basics Hysterectomy is a surgical procedure in which all (ie, a total hysterectomy) or a portion, (eg, a supracervical hysterectomy), of the uterus is removed. A hysterectomy is often performed in conjunction with the removal of tube(s) and/or ovary(s), which is called. A laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy describes removal of the uterine fundus (body) leaving the cervix in place. Common Indications for Laparoscopic Supracervical...

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