For women with painful uterine fibroids, cancer, or endometriosis, a hysterectomy may be the best option to relieve symptoms and preserve overall health. The team at OB/GYN Associates of Miami can perform in-office hysterectomy surgeries laparoscopically, so there’s no need for a large incision, and recovery time is much shorter than with traditional surgical methods. If you’re in the Miami, Florida region, or the surrounding area and suffer from a painful uterine condition, call or schedule an appointment online to learn about your options.
A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that removes the uterus. If possible, surgeons leave the fallopian tubes and ovaries in place to avoid the onset of menopause. However, depending on the condition that led to hysterectomy, the surgeon may remove these reproductive organs as well, resulting in surgical menopause.
Symptoms related to menopause, such as hot flashes and night sweats, generally occur rapidly and may be more intense than those associated with natural menopause. Recovery from the procedure itself depends on the type of hysterectomy your surgeon chooses, such as abdominal versus laparoscopic. It may be 4-6 weeks before you can resume normal activities.
Medical conditions that may result in hysterectomy include:
There are alternatives available to treat some of the conditions that lead to hysterectomy. After they’ve reviewed your history and spent time discussing your concerns, the team at OB/GYN Associates of Miami may recommend you try:
The practitioners at OB/GYN Associates of Miami actively participate in your care before and after surgery. They specialize in treating the medical concerns as well as emotional responses that often occur after hysterectomy, such as mood swings, increased risks for developing heart disease following menopause, and other issues that can affect your vitality and health. They’ll develop a plan that’s patient-centered and offers you the best options for overcoming the challenges associated with hysterectomy.
To find out if a hysterectomy is the right step for you, call OB/GYN Associates of Miami or book an appointment online today.