What is Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (LAVH)?

Category: Surgeries


Generic name: Hysterectomy

Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy uses laparoscopy to visualize the uterus. Ligaments that support the uterus are cut using instruments inserted through the laparoscope and the uterus is removed vaginally. LAVH is associated with a much shorter recovery time than abdominal hysterectomy.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual flow) 7 2
Chronic pelvic pain syndrome 6 1
Uterine fibroids 5 3
Adenomyosis 3 1
Prolapsed uterus 3 1

Show all 12 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (LAVH)

Side effect Patients
Excessive sweating 1
Female infertility 1
Pain 1
Pelvic pain 1


Stopped having Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (LAVH)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 32
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 3
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (LAVH).