Hysterectomy Safety

Laparoscopic hysterectomy safer than Open (Abdominal) hysterectomy

Abdominal versus laparoscopic hysterectomies for benign diseases: evaluation of morbidity and mortality among 465,798 cases
Wiser A, Holcroft C, Tulandi T, Abenhaim H
Gynaecological Surgery (2013) 10:117-122

A very large Canadian study looked at 465,798 women having an open (Abdominal) or laparoscopic hysterectomy over the period 2002-2008. The study showed significantly fewer bowel and bladder injuries, fewer blood transfusions, DVTs and PE’s and a lower risk of death in the laparoscopic hysterectomy.