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Previously, hysterectomies required a long incision and a lengthy recovery. Many oncologists are now performing hysterectomies using a laparoscopic procedure which only requires several small incisions. The patient suffers less pain and a quicker recovery. This surgical technique can also be used for early stage cervical and ovarian cancer. The availability of the technique is limited by the number of trained surgeons.
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About: Laparoscopic technique reduces pain and recovery time for hysterectomy patients
Date: 17 December 2004
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