Table of Contents
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy
Volume 3, Issue 2, Pages 121-124

Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Setting Up a Service at a Peripheral Teaching Hospital

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash University, Monash Medical Centre and Box Hill Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
2Department of O & G., Monash Medical Centre, 246 Clayton Road, Clayton 3168, Australia

Received 9 August 1995; Revised 8 May 1996; Accepted 24 June 1996

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The establishment of a laparoscopically assisted hysterectomy program at Box Hill Hospital is described. The first eight cases have been reviewed and recommendations are made to other gynaecology units who wish to establish a minimally invasive gynaecological surgery unit.