In a hysterectomy, the surgeon removes the uterus through an incision in the lower abdomen or the vagina. It is performed to treat various critical conditions as well as infections and even cancer. In severe cases, the surgeon may also remove the cervix, ovaries and fallopian tubes with the uterus.
The surgeon will only consider a hysterectomy when other treatment options are not viable. After the surgery, the patient will stop having menstrual periods and will become sterile. Therefore, one must consult with an expert surgeon for the surgery.
Our doctor will decide whether the patient is fit for the surgery after evaluating their medical history and the severity of symptoms. They may also recommend a pelvic examination and Pap smear for a complete diagnosis before scheduling the surgery, which include:
Cervical cytology: To detect abnormal cervical cells.
Endometrial biopsy: To detect abnormal cells in the uterine linings.
Pelvic ultrasound: To identify uterine fibroids, endometrial polyps or ovarian cysts.
After the complete diagnosis,our surgeon will schedule a hysterectomy. Open surgery is the most common type of hysterectomy and involves a long incision on the belly. In this procedure, they will make a small incision on the lower abdomen to access and remove the uterus.
While traditional methods take longer to heal, there are advanced procedures that ensure a smaller incision, lesser pain and faster recovery. In a minimally invasive surgery, our surgeon will use a laparoscope to remove the uterus through a small incision that leaves no scar.