Hysterectomy in Hackensack, Ridgewood and Wayne, NJ
Hysterectomy is a way of treating problems that affect the uterus. Many conditions can be cured with hysterectomy. Because it is major surgery, you may want to explore other treatment options first. For conditions that have not responded to other treatments, a procedure may be the best choice. You should be fully informed of all options before you decide.
Reasons for Hysterectomy
Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. It is the second most common type of major surgery performed on women of childbearing age (the most common is cesarean delivery). It may be done to treat many conditions that affect the uterus:
Pelvic support problems (such as uterine prolapse)
Abnormal uterine bleeding
Chronic pelvic pain
Hysterectomy is major surgery, and as with any major surgery, it carries risks. For many of the problems listed previously, other treatments can be tried first. After the procedure, you no longer are able to become pregnant. Discuss all of the treatment options for your specific condition with your health care provider. There are several kinds of hysterectomy:
Total hysterectomy—The entire uterus, including the cervix, is removed. In a total radical hysterectomy, the entire uterus and support structures around the uterus are removed. It often is done to treat certain types of cancer.
Supracervical (also called subtotal or partial) hysterectomy—The upper part of the uterus is removed but the cervix is left in place.
Hysterectomy in Hackensack with removal of the fallopian tubes and ovaries—A procedure does not include removal of the ovaries and fallopian tubes. Surgery to remove the ovaries is called an oophorectomy. Surgery to remove the fallopian tubes is called a salpingectomy. One or both of these procedures can be done at the same time as a hysterectomy. Sometimes, only one ovary or tube is removed.
How Hysterectomy Is Performed
A hysterectomy can be done in different ways. The way a surgery is performed depends on the reason for the surgery and other factors, including your general health. You and your doctor at women’s pelvic surgery of North Jersey will decide which route is safest and best for your situation.
Sometimes it is not possible to know before the surgery how the procedure will be performed. In these cases, the decision is made after the surgery begins and the surgeon is able to see whether other problems are present.
Comparing the Different Ways Hysterectomy Is Performed
Vaginal Compared With Abdominal
Shorter hospital stay
Faster return to normalactivity
Vaginal Compared With Laparoscopic
Shorter operating time
Laparoscopic or Robotic assisted Hysterectomy Compared With Abdominal
Faster return to normal activity
Shorter hospital stay
Less loss of blood
Slightly longer operating time
Increased risk of injury to the urinary tract