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Trachelectomy is a fertility-preserving operation in the treatment of cervical cancer to preserve the uterus in women who are desirous of future pregnancy.
This operation can be performed either via keyhole (laparoscopy), or vaginally or via a tummy cut (laparotomy).
The keyhole operation has several advantages over opting for a tummy cut. The benefits of a trachelectomy via keyhole surgery include:
You have two options to pay for your treatment – your costs may be covered by your private medical insurance, or you can pay for yourself.
Check with your private medical insurer to see if your diagnostic costs are covered under your medical insurance policy. If you are paying for your own treatment the cost of the procedure will be explained and confirmed in writing when you book the operation.
Ask the hospital for a quote beforehand, and ensure that this includes the consultants’ fees and the hospital charge for your procedure.
For further information or to book a consultation or treatment, please get in touch with our cancer enquiries team: Call us on 0800 157 7747
Content reviewed: September 2014
Consultant in Gynaecology
MBBS, MD, FRCOG,MFSTEd, Batchelor of Medicine and Surgery (University of London), 1992, Doctor of Medicine (University of Sheffield), 2000, Member of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 2000, Dual Specialist Accreditation Obstetrics/Gynaecology and Gynaecological Oncology, 2003