Hysterectomy Specialist

Women’s Pelvic Surgery of North Jersey, LLC

Khashayar Shakiba, MD, FACOG, FPMRS

Urogynecologist located in Hackensack, NJ

A hysterectomy removes your uterus and resolves some possible health issues. For an expert, minimally invasive approach, seek the superior care of Dr. Khashayar Shakiba at Women’s Pelvic Surgery of North Jersey. He can manage the most complex of cases. Women who live in Hackensack, New Jersey, or the surrounding areas should call the office or book online to pursue their hysterectomy options.

Hysterectomy Q & A

What would cause me to need a hysterectomy?

Hysterectomies are common surgical procedures and often have a medical necessity. The reasons you may need a hysterectomy to remove your uterus include:

  • Painful uterine fibroids
  • Cancer of the uterus, ovaries, or cervix
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine prolapse


Chronic pelvic pain or a thickening of the uterus may also cause Dr. Shakiba to recommend you have a hysterectomy.

How is a hysterectomy performed?

At Women’s Pelvic Surgery of North Jersey, Dr. Shakiba offers minimally invasive hysterectomies using the da VinciⓇ robotic system. He can manage any hysterectomy with a minimally invasive approach; there is no limit in the size or complexity of hysterectomy that he can treat.

During the surgery, he uses several small incisions near the belly button to access the uterus. He controls robotic instruments from a console outside of your body, but inside the operating room. The da Vinci system’s advanced technology allows him to use natural wrist movements to control the flow of these instruments as he views the process on a three-dimensional screen.

Although the surgery is minimally invasive, you’re under general anesthesia for your comfort.

What are the benefits of a minimally invasive hysterectomy?

Minimally invasive robotic surgery is far superior to conventional open surgery. Benefits include:

  • Less blood loss
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Smaller incisions, so less scarring
  • Lower risk of infection and complications


The da Vinci system also provides Dr. Shakiba with greater control and range of motion than his wrists offer. This system allows for greater precision and more optimal surgical outcome.

What should I expect during recovery from a hysterectomy?

If Dr. Shakiba also removed your ovaries, you will go into menopause following the hysterectomy. If your ovaries remain present, you may still enter menopause at a time earlier than you usually would. This is called surgical menopause and can be managed with hormone treatment and lifestyle strategies.

Following surgery, you need to refrain from sexual intercourse and strenuous activity for about six weeks. Dr. Shakiba and his staff provide you with complete postsurgical care instructions. If you have any questions during your recovery, do not hesitate to call the office.

For the best in minimally invasive hysterectomies, call Women’s Pelvic Surgery of North Jersey or book an appointment online.