Hysterectomy


 

What is a Hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of a woman’s uterus. The ovaries may or may not be removed along with the uterus, depending on the specific desires and issues the patient has. A hysterectomy may be recommended for a number of reasons, including heavy periods, fibroid tumors, pelvic pain, or endometriosis. After a hysterectomy, a woman will no longer be able to bear children.

Types of Hysterectomy Procedures

  • Complete (Total) Hysterectomy. This is the most common form of hysterectomy performed and involves removing the cervix (the lowest part of the uterus that connects to the vagina) as well as the uterus.
  • Partial (Subtotal or Supracervical) Hysterectomy. With a supracervical hysterectomy, the cervix is left in place and only the upper portion of the uterus is removed.
  • Radical Hysterectomy. Parts of the vagina and supporting tissues are removed along with the uterus and cervix. This type of hysterectomy is usually indicated when cancer is present.

In some cases, one or both ovaries and the fallopian tubes will be removed as well. 
Hysterectomies may be performed through abdominal or vaginal incisions, or more preferably laparoscopically. A laparoscopic hysterectomy has the shortest recovery time.

After a Hysterectomy

Having a hysterectomy will stop a woman from having her monthly period. If the ovaries are removed, women may experience symptoms of menopause which include hot flashes and vaginal dryness. If a woman has not reached menopause and has her ovaries removed during a hysterectomy, she will enter menopause at that time. Menopausal symptoms can be readily treated with a variety of hormonal supplements such as bio identical hormone pellets.

 

da Vinci® Hysterectomy

 

Many patients who are having a hysterectomy will be candidates for a minimally invasive, robot-assisted procedure called da Vinci® hysterectomy. Special cameras provide a 3D HD view inside your uterus, and the surgery is performed through a few small incisions in your abdomen using robotic technology controlled by your surgeon at a nearby console. The instruments used in da Vinci® surgeries have the capability of rotating and bending in ways that the human hand and wrist cannot. da Vinci® hysterectomy surgery is associated with fewer complications, shorter hospital stays, and less blood loss as compared with open surgery and traditional laparoscopic surgery. da Vinci® Myomectomy Many patients who are having a myomectomy to remove uterine fibroids will be candidates for a minimally invasive, robot-assisted procedure called da Vinci® myomectomy. Special cameras provide a 3D HD view inside your uterus, and the surgery is performed through a few small incisions in your abdomen using robotic technology controlled by your surgeon at a nearby console. The instruments used in da Vinci® surgeries have the capability of rotating and bending in ways that the human hand and wrist cannot. da Vinci® myomectomy surgery is associated with shorter hospital stays, less blood loss and fewer postoperative fevers as compared with open abdominal surgery. It is also associated with less blood loss as compared with traditional laparoscopic surgery.

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