Every year, thousands of women have hysterectomy to remove their uteruses and address various health concerns. The board-certified OB/GYNs and clinical team at Arizona Women’s Care in Scottsdale, Arizona, have decades of experience in performing hysterectomies and offer several surgical options to meet the needs of each individual. If you need a hysterectomy and are looking for expert care, call Arizona Women’s Care or schedule a consultation online today.
A hysterectomy is an operation to remove your uterus. Depending on your needs, your physician may remove your ovaries, fallopian tubes, and cervix, in addition to your uterus.
The Arizona Women’s Care team specializes in minimally invasive hysterectomies and uses the daVinci® robotic arm for increased surgical precision. They offer several hysterectomy options, such as:
Your doctor may suggest a minimally invasive laparoscopic hysterectomy. Your doctor only needs to make a few inch-long incisions in your abdomen to complete this procedure.
Your doctor uses a laparoscope — a thin surgical tube with a camera and light on its tip — to send images from inside your body to a monitor in the treatment room. They insert specially designed surgical instruments through the other small incisions to complete your operation.
Your doctor may also use the da Vinci robotic arm to perform your hysterectomy. Robotically-assisted surgeries are also minimally invasive, and your doctor controls the robotic arm throughout the procedure.
The robotic arm can rotate 360 degrees, allowing more precision than even the most highly trained human hands.
The Arizona Women’s Care team also offers single-site hysterectomies. They perform this minimally invasive procedure through a small incision in your navel.
Your doctor may suggest a hysterectomy to address severe reproductive health issues that don’t respond to less invasive treatments. For example, you might need a hysterectomy if you have:
Make an appointment with your trusted physician if you have severe pelvic pain or abnormal periods. Finding out what causes your symptoms is the first step in finding the right treatment.
Your doctor gives you personalized information and advice on what to expect after your hysterectomy; you should take time off to rest and recover. Most patients can return to their regular activities two weeks after a minimally invasive hysterectomy.
You might have some post-surgical tenderness, but the pain and other symptoms that led to your surgery should be gone. Your doctor may prescribe medicine to prevent infection and manage any discomfort.
Call Arizona Women’s Care or schedule an appointment online today if you need a hysterectomy and are looking for expert care.