Learn About Hysterectomy Operation Options in St. Louis
A hysterectomy operation is a surgery to remove the uterus. A hysterectomy may be necessary for a variety of reasons including pain associated with the uterus, abnormal or heavy menstrual bleeding, fibroid tumors, as well as pre-cancerous changes of the uterus. In some cases, the ovaries and fallopian tubes may be removed at the same time. The surgery can be performed in several ways, and the approach is specifically tailored to every patient. The physicians at Consultants in Women’s Healthcare have been providing customized care and surgical options to women who need a hysterectomy operation. Learn more about the different types of hysterectomy procedures offered in our St. Louis office below.
An abdominal hysterectomy operation is performed through an incision on the abdomen, either horizontally, like a cesarean section, or vertically on the lower abdomen. Although the most traditional approach, abdominal hysterectomy is now commonly reserved for women with extensive scar tissue or an exceptionally enlarged uterus.
Vaginal hysterectomy is performed entirely through the vagina without any abdominal incision, and therefore, is truly the most minimally invasive approach to a hysterectomy operation. Good candidates for vaginal hysterectomy include women who have had vaginal deliveries and minimal pelvic surgeries.
A laparoscopic hysterectomy operation is a minimally-invasive surgery performed through several small abdominal incisions, approximately 1 cm in size. The doctor performs a hysterectomy through these small incisions with specialized equipment, and subsequently removes the uterus through the vagina.
Discover Which Hysterectomy Operation is Right for You
Minimally-invasive hysterectomy operations, either vaginally or laparoscopically, allows for decreased pain, shorter hospital stays, and an overall quicker recovery, allowing patients to get back to their normal lives in just a few weeks.
After a thorough review of your medical history as well as the indication for hysterectomy, you and one of our physicians will determine the most appropriate type of hysterectomy operation for you.
We perform hysterectomy operations in St. Louis with a common goal of delivering personal, individualized care for each patient we see. That’s been our mission ever since Consultants in Women’s Healthcare was formed in 1992.
If you believe you need a hysterectomy operation, contact our staff to schedule an initial consultation.