Roughly 1 in 3 women will have a hysterectomy by age 60. If you’re considering this standard procedure, Women's Health Care Center of Houston offers minimally invasive options, such as da Vinci® robotic-assisted hysterectomy. Find out more by calling one of the two convenient locations in Houston, Texas, or scheduling your visit online today with a board-certified gynecologist.
When medications, lifestyle changes, and other treatment options haven’t eased your symptoms, you may need a hysterectomy for lasting relief. A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to take out your uterus and sometimes nearby organs.
Uterine fibroids are the top reason that women opt for a hysterectomy. The procedures can treat other women’s health conditions, such as:
Additionally, a hysterectomy may be necessary in cases of uterine prolapse, which is a condition where the uterus falls out of place due to a weakened support structure.
Hysterectomies are not all the same. The different types include a total hysterectomy, where your surgeon removes your entire uterus as well as your cervix.
On the other hand, a supracervical hysterectomy is one where your surgeon removes the top part of your uterus but leaves your cervix.
If you need a hysterectomy, the board-certified specialists at Women's Health Care Center of Houston recommend the appropriate approach for your condition.
The team at Women's Health Care Center of Houston takes a minimally invasive approach to hysterectomy, typically performing the surgery through small incisions in your vagina or abdomen.
One option is laparoscopic hysterectomy. This is a type of minimally invasive hysterectomy that's an alternative to traditional "open" hysterectomy.
A conventional hysterectomy requires a large abdominal incision, but a laparoscopic hysterectomy requires just a few small incisions about a half-inch long in your abdomen.
During your laparoscopic hysterectomy, your surgeon removes your uterus, and other structures, if need be, with surgical instruments the size of a pen.
This type of surgery offers several advantages over an open hysterectomy, such as less pain, a lower risk of infection, and shorter recovery time.
Da Vinci robotic surgery is a type of laparoscopic surgery where your surgeon uses a 3-D real-time camera and robotic controls to see and perform your surgery through tiny cuts in your abdomen.
Research suggests this method of hysterectomy results in fewer complications and a shorter stay in the hospital.
To explore all of your options for a hysterectomy, call Women's Health Care Center of Houston or book a consultation online today with one of the board-certified experts in minimally invasive surgery.