Contemporary Women's Care
OBGYNs located in Plano, TX
The skilled OBGYNs at Contemporary Women's Care offer hysterectomy procedures for their patients in Plano, Texas. Regardless of why you need to have your uterus removed, you can count on Contemporary Women's Care to offer expert surgical and post-operative care for a safe procedure and seamless recovery. Call the practice today or request a consultation online today to learn more about your options.
Hysterectomy Q & A
What is a hysterectomy?
A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove your uterus. Historically, hysterectomies were performed as traditional open surgeries. Today, however, it is more common to have a minimally invasive laparoscopic surgical procedure.
Hysterectomies may remove your uterus, or they can also remove your cervix, surrounding tissues, and your ovaries. Contemporary Women's Care provides comprehensive consultations to determine the extent of the surgical procedure.
Why would I need a hysterectomy?
There are many reasons you might need to have your uterus removed.
If you have large and painful uterine fibroids that don’t respond to other treatments, you may need a hysterectomy. Uterine fibroids cause pelvic pain and abnormal bleeding that can become disruptive to your life.
Endometriosis is a condition in which endometrial lining grows outside of your uterus. This condition can be excruciating and cause abnormal bleeding. If your condition doesn’t respond to less invasive treatments and prevents you from your normal daily activities, a hysterectomy is an option.
Uterine prolapse occurs when your uterus slides out of place and descends into your vaginal cavity. Uterine prolapse can cause urinary issues and difficult bowel movements. This condition occurs when there is weakness in your pelvic floor, often caused by pregnancy and childbirth.
If you develop uterine or cervical cancer that can’t be treated with other less invasive options, a hysterectomy is a method that removes the cancer and reduces your risk of it returning.
What happens during a hysterectomy?
Hysterectomies are typically performed while you are under general anesthesia. If you have a laparoscopic procedure, your Contemporary Women's Care provider makes a few small incisions in your abdomen and uses specially designed surgical tools, including a laparoscope (a tiny camera mounted on the tip of a thin tube), to complete the procedure. He carefully removes your uterus through the small incisions.
Hysterectomies are also sometimes performed through the vagina using a hysteroscope to see inside of your body. In some rare circumstances, a traditional open surgery may be required.
How should I take care of myself while I recover from my hysterectomy?
The OB/GYNs at Contemporary Women's Care provide detailed, customized instructions for your recovery. You will need to take some time off to recover and attend your follow up appointments.
If you're considering a hysterectomy, call Contemporary Women's Care today or request a consultation online to learn more about your options.
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