Each year, nearly half a million American women get hysterectomies, making it the second most common surgery among women. If you need a hysterectomy, the highly qualified multidisciplinary obstetrics and gynecology team at Southern Crescent Women's HealthCare, serving the populations of Fayetteville, Newnan, and Stockbridge, Georgia, provides you with a choice of hysterectomy procedures. The practice features board-certified OB/GYNs who perform vaginal, laparoscopic, and robotically assisted hysterectomies. To find out more, call one of the offices or book a consultation online.
A hysterectomy is a gynecological surgery to remove organs within the pelvis involved in reproduction. A hysterectomy may be performed as a:
A partial hysterectomy removes just the upper part of your uterus, and sometimes your ovaries. A simple total hysterectomy is the surgical removal of your uterus and cervix. It may include your:
A radical total hysterectomy typically removes many of the same organs and structures as a simple total hysterectomy but includes the upper portions of your vagina.
After a hysterectomy, you can’t become pregnant. You’ll stop getting your period, and may have menopausal symptoms if your doctor removes your ovaries during surgery.
Your provider at Southern Crescent Women's HealthCare generally recommends a hysterectomy when you have one of the following conditions:
Your doctor also recommends a hysterectomy to treat cancer in your uterus, cervix, ovary, or endometrium.
If you need a hysterectomy, your Southern Crescent Women's HealthCare provider discusses the different types of hysterectomy surgeries.
Your doctor makes a long incision from your pubic bone to just above your navel. The surgery is performed through the incision. Your recovery takes 4-6 weeks.
Your provider makes a small cut in your vagina to minimize scarring. They perform the surgery with laparoscopic devices and remove your uterus through your vagina. Your recovery time is about 3-4 weeks.
Your doctor makes a few small incisions in your stomach. They use a tiny camera and long instruments to perform the surgery. Your recovery time is 3-4 weeks.
Da Vinci surgery requires about five small incisions around your stomach area. During surgery, your doctor sits at a console next to you. They operate using tiny instruments, while a camera provides a high-definition, 3D magnified view inside your body. Your recovery takes 3-4 weeks.
To learn more about your options for a hysterectomy, call Southern Crescent Women's HealthCare today or book a consultation online.