It’s not a surgery you should undergo without a lot of careful consideration, but there are times when a hysterectomy becomes necessary. The board-certified specialists at Comprehensive Women's OB/GYN are widely respected for their surgical skill and medical expertise regarding hysterectomies. They have two locations to serve the Greater Atlanta area in Duluth and Dunwoody, Georgia. They also offer a minimally invasive, robot-assisted hysterectomy that speeds your healing time, and the team’s patient-focused attitude makes you feel welcome. Call today for an appointment or request your visit online.
Although the providers at Comprehensive Women's OB/GYN make every effort to preserve your uterus, several gynecological conditions may eventually require a hysterectomy. These conditions can cause significant pain and produce vaginal bleeding that can become very problematic.
When other therapies fail, a hysterectomy may be the only treatment available for issues such as:
Cancer or precancerous changes of the uterus, cervix, or ovaries are other common reasons for undergoing a hysterectomy.
A hysterectomy may be partial, during which the uterus is removed but the cervix remains. A total hysterectomy includes surgical removal of the uterus and cervix. About half the women who have a hysterectomy also require removal of their ovaries, which is called an oophorectomy.
Your ovaries produce estrogen and other hormones that can benefit your overall health. Depending on your age and the reason for your hysterectomy, your provider will try to spare your ovaries when possible to prevent surgically induced menopause.
An abdominal or open hysterectomy requires a large incision in your lower abdomen that must travel through several layers of skin, muscle, and other tissue to provide access to the uterus.
A minimally invasive hysterectomy, such as a vaginal hysterectomy, does not require a large surgical incision. This generally means less time in the hospital, faster healing, and an overall quicker recovery.
During a vaginal hysterectomy, your uterus is surgically detached from your ovaries and removed through the vagina. If you aren’t a candidate for a vaginal hysterectomy because of structural issues or other problems with your pelvic organs, your surgeon may recommend a robot-assisted hysterectomy.
Robot-assisted hysterectomy is the latest and most technologically advanced form of hysterectomy. The surgery is completed with surgical instruments and a high-definition camera inserted through five very small incisions in your abdomen. The robotic assist allows for greater precision and surgical dexterity than other procedures.
Regardless of your gynecological issue or the type of hysterectomy you require, you can rely on the surgical skill, medical expertise, and compassion of the surgeons at Comprehensive Women's OB/GYN. Schedule a visit today by calling the office or requesting an appointment online.