The uterus is removed using a laparoscopic hysterectomy, which is a less painful operation. The fact that laparoscopic hysterectomy does not require an open surgical procedure and this is a big benefit. A tiny hole across the belly button is performed by the physician to complete the procedure. A laparoscopy, or a tiny tube with a camera, is used. The physician conducts the procedure with surgical instruments entered nearby or through the hole, and the camera provides the video to an external screen.