Hysterectomy

There may arise conditions such as heavy vaginal bleeding or the development of cancers that may cause so much discomfort, and the only lasting solution for them is hysterectomy. Dr. Wanda Torres is a qualified and professionally experienced gynecologist who can perform hysterectomies. She offers effective care and safety procedures such as the robotic hysterectomy to help treat your condition successfully and reduce any risks of complications.

What is a hysterectomy?

Hysterectomy involves the surgical removal of the reproductive organs and the uterus partially or wholly. A partial hysterectomy removes the uterus only, and then a total hysterectomy removes the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and the cervix.

When is hysterectomy a necessary procedure?

Your doctor may recommend a hysterectomy if you have the following:

Fibroids

These are growths appearing in the uterus; they are noncancerous. You may not have any symptoms until a doctor discovers them during an exam. You may need a hysterectomy as the lasting solution to eliminate fibroids.

Uterine or Cervical Cancers

You may have cancer in your cervix or uterus, and it can advance over time. Hysterectomy may be the best treatment to consider.

Endometriosis

This condition causes the endometrium to grow on the outer parts of your reproductive organs. You may need a hysterectomy and removing your ovaries and fallopian tubes to improve your condition in cases where other surgeries fail.

  • Heavy vaginal bleeding
  • Pelvic pain

How does robotic hysterectomy work?

You may have to talk to your doctor to discuss everything about your decision to have the surgery. During the procedure, your doctor may give you general anesthesia then they will make incisions on your belly before passing the instruments. Your doctor will use devices to control the movement of the surgery equipment that will remove your uterus. You may also have other reproductive organs taken out, depending on your condition. After the surgery, you may take pain relievers to help ease any pains you may have later. There may be risks for a robotic hysterectomy, though hysterectomy is a very effective and safe procedure. They may be:

  • Hemorrhage
  • Urinary inconsistency
  • Infections
  • Blood clots

It would help if you asked any questions you may have before the surgery to have all the necessary information and feel confident with your choice of hysterectomy.

Are there benefits of a robotic hysterectomy?

Robotic hysterectomy offers several benefits to its patients. These benefits may include:

  • Quicker recovery
  • Minimal scars
  • Less pain
  • The surgery is minimally invasive; therefore, the risk of complication is minimal.
  • Minimal incisions

What happens after surgery?

You may have to stay in the hospital for a night if the doctor recommends it. You may experience vaginal bleeding for a short period. Recovery is faster for a robotic hysterectomy. You may develop side effects such as nausea and vomiting; if they get worse, talk to your doctor. You should know that you cannot have your periods after a hysterectomy; you can’t get pregnant. It is also customary to feel relief or grieve after a hysterectomy.

Talk to your doctor or visit Suncoast Women’s Care to learn more about hysterectomy and its effectiveness for you, or request an appointment online today.

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