Hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus. There are many conditions that can cause a woman to need the procedure. Some of them include:

  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Abnormal Vaginal bleeding
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Endometriosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Uterine Cancer

Hysterectomies are performed for noncancerous reasons after other treatments have not been successful. You can have your uterus removed and still keep your ovaries.

Abdominal Hysterectomy

The abdominal hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus and associated reproductive organs through an incision in the lower abdomen. The procedure option is recommended for women who have considerable scar tissue from previous surgeries or if cancer is detected and other parts of the abdomen need to be examined during surgery. This form of the procedure requires the most recovery as the incision is larger.

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

This surgery is done using a laparoscope. Several small incisions are made in the abdomen and the laparoscopes are placed through the incisions. The surgery, performed outside of the body, is viewed by the surgeon on a video screen. The minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure offers women a quicker recovery.

Robot-assisted Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

This procedure is similar to a laparoscopic hysterectomy; however, the surgeon uses a computer to control the surgical instruments. The computer station is in the operating room. The surgeon is able to control the robot’s movements steadily and precisely while viewing the surgical site on a three-dimensional screen computer screen.