Each year, about 600,000 women in the United States undergo a hysterectomy, which is a surgical procedure that removes your uterus. The caring and compassionate team at Pure OBGYN understand the emotions that women often feel when they need a hysterectomy, and provide support before, during, and after the procedure. Whether you need a hysterectomy or have concerns about your gynecologic health, call Pure OBGYN’s Midtown East, Brooklyn, or Rego Park, New York, location today, or book an appointment online.
A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of your uterus. In addition to the uterus, the surgeon may also remove your ovaries and fallopian tubes.
There are three types of hysterectomies:
A total hysterectomy is the most common.
Reasons you may need a hysterectomy include:
Surgery of any kind is never taken lightly, and the team at Pure OBGYN may recommend a hysterectomy to treat your condition if it’s the best option or more conservative treatments have failed to help your gynecologic condition.
The different ways the team at Pure OBGYN may perform your hysterectomy include:
The doctors at Pure OBGYN prefer the laparoscopic hysterectomy to keep your hospital stay short and reduce your healing time. However, each patient is different, and your doctor develops a surgical plan that fits your specific needs.
You may feel some discomfort and pain after your hysterectomy. Depending on the type of surgery performed, it may take anywhere from three to six weeks for you to recover from your hysterectomy.
During the recovery phase, expect vaginal discharge and bleeding. You also need to avoid sex and the use of tampons during the healing process.
In addition to the physical symptoms, many women experience depression after a hysterectomy.
No matter your symptoms, the team at Pure OBGYN are available to help you get through the procedure, both physically and emotionally.
For more information about hysterectomies, call the office or book an appointment online.