You might choose a hysterectomy, or the removal of your uterus, for a variety of reasons. Examples include permanent birth control, reduced heavy periods, or a lower risk of cancer. At Modern OBGYN Care in Miramar, Florida, Miguel Torres, MD, Marcela Torres, MD, and their expert team offer innovative robotic hysterectomies to give you the best outcome. Call the office to learn more or schedule an appointment online today.
A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of a woman’s uterus, which is the womb where a baby grows during pregnancy. Modern OBGYN Care offers robotic surgery for hysterectomies, which uses robotic technology and a minimally invasive approach to lower the risk of complications and reduce downtime, incisions, and bleeding during surgery.
There are several reasons your provider may recommend a hysterectomy. Examples include:
You might choose a hysterectomy if you’re at risk of gynecological cancers because of a past diagnosis or family history of these cancers. However, hysterectomies aren’t for everyone, as you’re unable to get pregnant or carry a baby after having a hysterectomy.
To find out if you’re a candidate for a hysterectomy, the team at Modern OBGYN Care discusses your medical history and any symptoms you may have. They complete a physical exam, including a pelvic exam and Pap test if needed.
Your specialist might recommend blood tests, Pap smears, biopsies, ultrasounds, other imaging procedures, or hysteroscopies to detect or rule out specific gynecological problems.
Right before the procedure, your provider gives you anesthesia to help you relax and fall asleep. They use advanced surgical technologies and techniques to make a tiny incision in your pelvis and remove your uterus. Your provider might also remove the uterus through your vagina.
Afterward, they close any incisions and allow you to rest in a recovery area. You might stay in a surgical center for a night or two. Have a friend or family member drive you home and follow all of your post-surgery instructions.
Get plenty of rest and avoid strenuous activities (including sexual activity) until your doctor gives you the OK. Take medications as directed and attend all follow-up visits. You could be a candidate for hormone therapy if you’ve had your ovaries removed along with your uterus.
To learn more about a hysterectomy and find out if it’s right for you, call the Modern OBGYN Care office or schedule an appointment online today.