Laparoscopic SurgeryLaparoscopic HysterectomySOKOL, ANDREW I., MD; GREEN, ISABEL C., MDAuthor Information Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, District of Columbia Correspondence: Andrew I. Sokol, MD, Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington Hospital Center, 106 Irving St. NW, Suite 2100 North P.O.B. Washington, DC. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology: September 2009 - Volume 52 - Issue 3 - p 304-312 doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e3181b0879f Buy Metrics Abstract The use of laparoscopy to perform all or part of hysterectomy has become widely accepted, with laparoscopic hysterectomy accounting for up to 15% of all hysterectomies performed in the United States. A recent Cochrane analysis has clearly shown that laparoscopic hysterectomy is associated with decreased length of stay and faster recovery time compared with laparotomy. There is no evidence to support a supracervical hysterectomy over a total hysterectomy in terms of frequency of pelvic support disorders or sexual function. This does not preclude the use of a supracervical hysterectomy in some clinical situations. © 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.