The thought of needing a hysterectomy can be scary to many women. However, you’re in excellent hands at Pavilion for Women’s Health in Miami. Dr. Scott Dunkin and Dr. Eric Runyon help women understand what to expect before, during, and after this routine procedure to provide you with the best possible experience. For a personalized consultation, contact the practice today by calling or scheduling an in-person visit online.
A hysterectomy is a surgery that removes your uterus. In most cases, your doctor removes the whole uterus, and may also remove the cervix, fallopian tubes, and ovaries.
You may need a hysterectomy if you have pain or heavy bleeding due to uterine fibroids, which are noncancerous growths that develop in the uterus.
Other reasons for a hysterectomy include uterine prolapse, which is when the uterus slips down into the vagina, or unusual vaginal bleeding, caused by a hormone imbalance, infections, or fibroids. Women who have cancer of the reproductive organs or endometriosis might also need a hysterectomy.
Depending on the nature of your problem, your physician may perform a less or more invasive surgery:
Your physician at Pavilion for Women’s Health and Wellness can perform a hysterectomy in several ways, including:
After a hysterectomy, you can expect to feel relief from the problems you were experiencing. It usually takes a few weeks to recover, and you should plan on getting plenty of rest. Avoid lifting any heavy objects for four to six weeks after your surgery.
Some women feel a sense of loss after a hysterectomy, specifically around the ability to have children. Menopause may occur if the ovaries are removed.
You may have a change in sexual feelings, or you could also have an increased risk for other health problems, such as heart disease.
To schedule a personalized consultation about hysterectomy options with Pavilion for Women’s Health and Wellness, book an appointment online or call the office today.