Learning you need a hysterectomy is often an emotional time for a woman, even when it’s the best choice. When you face a hysterectomy, you need to know that the team at Obstetricians & Gynecologists, PC, offers compassionate care combined with medical expertise and surgical skill. How do you know you’re getting exceptional care? Because they’re recognized as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) and the Surgical Review Corporation. If you need an appointment, call the office in Hastings or Grand Island, Nebraska, or use the online booking feature today.
A hysterectomy — surgery to remove your uterus — is the first line of treatment for women with cervical, uterine, or ovarian cancer. For all other gynecologic conditions, a hysterectomy is the last resort.
Obstetricians & Gynecologists, PC, only recommends a hysterectomy after the team provides all other appropriate non-surgical treatments. If your symptoms persist or get worse despite non-surgical care, you may need a hysterectomy.
Gynecologic conditions treated with a hysterectomy include:
These conditions cause symptoms such as heavy bleeding, pain before or during menstrual periods, and irregular periods.
The type of hysterectomy you need depends on the underlying medical condition. Your provider may recommend:
A supracervical hysterectomy, also called a partial hysterectomy, is a procedure to remove your uterus but leave the cervix.
When you have a total hysterectomy, your provider removes the cervix along with the uterus.
The team at Obstetricians & Gynecologists, PC, usually perform a radical hysterectomy to treat cancer. During the procedure, they remove your uterus, cervix, the upper part of your vagina, and possibly the pelvic lymph nodes.
During your hysterectomy, your provider may also remove one or both ovaries (oophorectomy) and/or one or both fallopian tubes (salpingectomy).
The team at Obstetricians & Gynecologists, PC, has extensive experience performing minimally invasive surgery. When you have a minimally invasive hysterectomy, they do your surgery using a few tiny incisions. As a result, you have less pain, minimal or no scarring, and a faster recovery.
The team performs one of the following types of minimally invasive procedures:
You won’t have any visible incisions because your provider removes your uterus (and other organs if necessary) through your vagina.
To do this surgery, your provider uses a narrow instrument, a laparoscope, which they insert through a small incision in your abdomen. The scope holds cameras, lighting, and, sometimes, the surgical instruments needed to perform your hysterectomy quickly and safely. In some cases, you need more than one small incision to accommodate the instruments.
If you have questions about needing a hysterectomy, call Obstetricians & Gynecologists, PC, or book an appointment online today.