WHAT IS A HYSTERECTOMY?
A hysterectomy is a surgery to remove the uterus. Depending on the situation, the whole uterus or just part of it may be removed. During the hysterectomy, Fallopian tubes and ovaries may also be removed.
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Adenomyosis (thickening of the uterus)
- Cancer of the uterus, cervix, or ovaries
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Uterine fibroids that cause or/and pain bleeding
- Uterine prolapse (sliding of the uterus into the vaginal canal)
TYPES OF HYSTERECTOMIES
- A partial, subtotal, or supra-cervical hysterectomy removes just the upper part of the uterus. The cervix is left in place.
- A total hysterectomy removes the whole uterus and the cervix.
- A radical hysterectomy removes the whole uterus, the tissue on both sides of the cervix, and the upper part of the vagina. This is done mostly when there is cancer present.
HYSTERECTOMY PROCEDURES PERFORMED AT THE GYN SURGICAL INSTITUTE
- 3D Technology Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (Single-Incision)
- Supra Cervical Hysterectomy
- Total Abdominal Hysterectomy
THE LATEST 3D MINIMALLY INVASIVE TECHNOLOGY WITH BEST OUTCOMES FOR HYSTERECTOMIES “LESS”
We use the world’s only 3D imaging system to perform hysterectomies.
The new approach to performing hysterectomies at Complete Women Care means:
- Less time under anesthesia
- Less time in the operating room
- Less recovery time
- Less trauma and scarring to the abdominal wall
- Less postoperative pain
Less scarring, less trauma on abdominal tissue
Compare the different incisions for a gynecological surgery.
3D technology has advanced dramatically in the past decade and is now being incorporated into laparoscopic hysterectomies. We offer the latest in 3D laparoscopy hysterectomy approaches at our facility. This method offers further reduced pain and hemorrhaging, as well as shorter recovery times, less discomfort, and better cosmetic results.
The 3D laparoscopic scope can be bent up to 100 degrees in four directions which provides a front view and additional angles of the tissue during the procedure. The flexibility to view from any angle allows Complete Women Care surgeons to move through smaller spaces with precision, especially during such a technically-difficult procedure.
The laparoscope uses two cameras, each with its own signal to mimic human eyesight, which is processed by a video system to generate a high-resolution 3D image. The image is then displayed on a monitor and viewed through 3D glasses, providing a realistic, three-dimensional image.
Learn about the technology we are using
SUPRA CERVICAL HYSTERECTOMY (with preservation of the ovaries)
In this procedure, the surgeon removes the uterus and leaves the cervix in place. Some surgeons recommend the removal of the cervix as a preventive measure against cervical cancer. If a woman does not have cancer or concerns with pre-cancer of the cervix, she may want to consider a supra cervical hysterectomy. In this procedure, the ovaries can be preserved. Recovery is generally faster than with other types of hysterectomies.
TOTAL ABDOMINAL HYSTERECTOMY (with mini-abdominal tuck)
This is the most common type of hysterectomy. During a total abdominal hysterectomy, the uterus and the cervix are removed. Cancer of the ovaries and uterus, endometriosis, and large uterine fibroids are treated with total abdominal hysterectomy. Clearly, a woman cannot bear children after this procedure, so it is not performed on women of childbearing age unless there is a serious condition, such as cancer. Total abdominal hysterectomy allows the whole abdomen and pelvis to be examined, which is an advantage in women with cancer or investigating growths of unclear cause. Even with laparoscopic and minimally-invasive procedures, this procedure does have a longer recovery time than other types of hysterectomies.