A hysterectomy is a very common surgical procedure with nearly 500,000 women undergoing the procedure every year. While surgery of any kind entails some risk, the experienced surgical team at ObGyne Birth Center for Natural Deliveries uses the most advanced surgical techniques when performing a hysterectomy to keep your risks to a minimum. For a consultation with the experienced team, led by Bola Sogade, MD, call the center in Forsyth, Georgia, or click the online booking feature to schedule an appointment.
A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the uterus, also known as the womb. Once your uterus is removed, you can no longer bear children. In addition to the uterus, your ovaries and fallopian tubes may also be taken during the surgical procedure.
Hysterectomies are a common surgical procedure, however, they are not usually the first resort for your gynecological condition. Before recommending a hysterectomy, the team at ObGyne Birth Center for Natural Deliveries may first suggest conservative therapies, such as medications.
However, if conservative measures fail to improve your symptoms, and you do not plan on becoming pregnant, the team may consider you a candidate for a hysterectomy. Some of the most common conditions that may lead to a hysterectomy include:
The team at ObGyne Birth Center for Natural Deliveries reviews all your options and works closely with you to determine the best treatment plan for your health needs.
With advances in surgical techniques and tools, the team at ObGyne Birth Center for Natural Deliveries offers many surgical options for performing your hysterectomy. These options include:
The open hysterectomy is the most traditional procedure. During this type of hysterectomy, the team makes a large incision in your lower abdomen to gain access to your uterus for removal.
The robot-assisted hysterectomy is the most advanced minimally invasive surgical procedure. During this type of hysterectomy, your surgeon uses this technology to create tiny incisions with ultra-precision to remove your uterus.
The laparoscopic hysterectomy is a minimally invasive procedure where your doctor uses a small surgical camera to see inside your abdomen. Your doctor makes other small incisions for the insertion of surgical instruments and tissue removal. This technique generally allows for less visible scars and a shorter recovery time.
The vaginal hysterectomy is also a minimally invasive procedure in which your physician removes your uterus through your vagina.
The team at ObGyne Birth Center for Natural Deliveries prefers minimally invasive surgical options because they’re safer, require smaller incisions, and usually result in a faster recovery.
For expert surgical care for all of your gynecological needs, contact ObGyne Birth Center for Natural Deliveries by phone or online to schedule a consultation.