A Hysterectomy is an operation that is performed to extract a women’s uterus. If you are experiencing excessive pain and bleeding in the uterus and have exhausted all other treatments, a hysterectomy is usually the last resort to relieve the pain and stop the bleeding.
There are a number of reasons that could lead to the need for a hysterectomy including uterine fibroids, uterine prolapse (sliding of the uterus into the vaginal canal), cancer, endometriosis, abnormal vaginal bleeding, chronic pelvic pain, and adenomyosis.
The types of hysterectomies vary from subtotal hysterectomy to total hysterectomy, and radical hysterectomy. During a supracervical or subtotal hysterectomy, your doctor will remove the upper part of the uterus, whereas a total hysterectomy removes the entire uterus and cervix. In rare cases where cancer is present, a radical hysterectomy is performed, removing tissue around the uterus, the cervix, and the top part of the vagina as well.
There are two types of surgeries that could be performed in the case that there is a need for a hysterectomy, either open surgery hysterectomy or a minimally invasive procedure. Either surgery depends on the type of hysterectomy needed.
Our skilled team of professionals will work with you throughout all of the steps of a hysterectomy operation. To find out more, contact us today.