There are plenty of alternatives to hysterectomy for women who do not like the idea of having their uterus removed or want to have more children. If you have abnormal vaginal bleeding, endometriosis, or uterine myomas, you may be told that the best solution is having a hysterectomy, where they remove the entire uterus (with […]
What is the best hysterectomy procedure? Make sure you investigate all available options
Once your physician tells you that you need a hysterectomy, it’s time to review all the possible options.
For obvious reasons, every woman prefers an operation with a short recovery time and the fewest complications.
Though, in some cases your doctor may disagree with the hysterectomy procedure of your choice.
This usually depends on:
1.Why the surgery is done. If, the reason for your operation is cancer, the surgeon will choose to do an abdominal hysterectomy. This way, he can explore the abdomen, to see if the cancer has spread to other organs.
2.The woman’s anatomic shape. It is possible that the vagina is too narrow to do a vaginal hysterectomy.
3.The surgeon’s expertise. For example, the Da Vinci robotic hysterectomy can only be performed by surgeons with sufficient knowledge of robotic surgery.
What are your options for this procedure available today?
Here is an overview of the different ways doctors can perform the hysterectomy procedure.
Not every woman is a candidate for a da Vinci robotic hysterectomy. But, if you are, it can have many advantages, especially over an abdominal hysterectomy. There are many types of hysterectomies, from abdominal hysterectomy to vaginal hysterectomy, to laparoscopic vaginal hysterectomy. A newer type of hysterectomy is the robotic hysterectomy. So how do you know […]