When a Hysterectomy Might Be Necessary

When a Hysterectomy Might Be Necessary

A hysterectomy is a common type of gynecological surgery a woman may need if other therapies don’t work.

At The Guirguis Obstetrics & Gynecology Group, our experienced gynecology team offers comprehensive care before, during, and after a hysterectomy. We also specialize in diagnostic evaluations for unusual symptoms or chronic conditions that can require this type of surgery.

What to know about a hysterectomy

hysterectomy is a surgery to remove your uterus and some or all of your other reproductive organs, including the fallopian tubes and cervix.

Our providers offer three types of hysterectomy procedures to address different gynecological issues. These procedures include:

Supracervical hysterectomy

supracervical hysterectomy involves the removal of the upper part of your uterus but leaves your cervix in place.

Total hysterectomy

total hysterectomy involves the removal of your entire uterus and your cervix.

Radical hysterectomy

radical hysterectomy is a surgery to remove your entire uterus, cervix, the top of your vagina, and surrounding tissue.

What happens during a hysterectomy

We use the advanced da Vinci® robotic surgical system to perform hysterectomies. Using this system, our surgeons can remove your reproductive organs through very small incisions without damaging surrounding tissue.

Our surgeons can also operate with a higher level of precision using the computer-assisted technology than they can through traditional open surgery.

During the procedure, your surgeon uses a computer console to control robotic arms that operate specialized surgical tools. The system also uses a high-definition camera that provides your surgeon with a magnified view of the surgical site.

Why you might need a hysterectomy

A hysterectomy is typically a last-resort treatment for certain gynecological conditions when no other therapies work.

We may recommend that you have a hysterectomy to address:

If you have a uterine rupture or other complications from childbirth, you may also need a hysterectomy as part of your treatment.

Before considering you for a hysterectomy, our gynecology team may first recommend medications and other therapies. If they don’t work well for you, we may suggest a hysterectomy.

However, if you’re still interested in having children, you may need to consider other treatment options, because after a hysterectomy, pregnancy isn’t possible.

Benefits of a minimally invasive hysterectomy

The da Vinci robotic surgery system offers many benefits for your health and recovery from a hysterectomy.

Because you only need small incisions during surgery, you have less risk for bleeding, infection, and other complications. There is also a smaller risk for noticeable scarring during your healing process.

After a minimally invasive hysterectomy, you can also expect to stay in the hospital for a shorter period of time and get back to your usual routine faster than you might after traditional surgery.

Our team provides after-care guidance to ensure you heal fully from your hysterectomy. We can also discuss your options for hormone replacement therapy to address any menopause-related issues that develop after the removal of your reproductive organs.

To find out if a hysterectomy is right for you, book an appointment online or over the phone with The Guirguis Obstetrics & Gynecology Group today.

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