Why women may undergo a hysterectomy

The team of Premier OB/GYN of Bradenton, Florida offers women a wide selection of services for their reproductive health. There are times during which a woman may choose to move forward with a procedure called a hysterectomy. A hysterectomy is a specialized surgery that involves the removal of the uterus. In some instances, it may include the removal of the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and other reproductive organs. After a hysterectomy is performed, women will no longer have a menstrual period or have the opportunity to conceive a child.

What types of hysterectomies may be performed?

There are various kinds of hysterectomies that may be performed. They include:

  • Total hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy with salpingo-oophorectomy
  • Radical hysterectomy
  • Supracervical hysterectomy

The hysterectomy may be performed in many different ways, depending on the type of hysterectomy and the situation chosen by the patient. They include an abdominal hysterectomy, a vaginal hysterectomy, or a laparoscope-assisted vaginal hysterectomy.

Who might consider a hysterectomy?

In most situations, women do not choose to have a hysterectomy as an elective procedure. It is often performed in certain situations when patients are faced with medical concerns that need to be addressed. Some of the more common reasons why a women might choose to move forward with this treatment include:

  • Fibroid tumors
  • Cancer diagnosis
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Endometriosis
  • Chronic pelvic conditions
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Blockage of the bladder or intestines by the uterus

What to expect during a hysterectomy

Because of the various types of hysterectomies and the ways in which they are performed, patients may have a different experience when compared to another patient. A total hysterectomy performed with access through the abdomen will be much  more invasive than a partial hysterectomy that is performed laparoscopically. When patients are deciding on the procedure right for them, our doctors will advise patients as to what they can expect.

Are you interested in learning more about a hysterectomy?

Contact the team of Premier OB/GYN of Bradenton, Florida to discuss your needs. We are here to help and can provide solutions for new and current patients of our practice, conveniently located at 5323 4th Avenue. Call us at (941) 745-5115 to request a visit.

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