Each year, more than half a million American women get hysterectomies, making it the second most common surgery among women. If you need a hysterectomy, you can count on the expertise of Prescott Women’s Clinic in Prescott and Prescott Valley, Arizona. The team includes board-certified OB/GYNs with years of experience in women’s health. Find out about your options for a hysterectomy by calling today or booking a consultation online.
A hysterectomy is a common type of women’s surgery to remove the uterus and sometimes additional organs.
With a total hysterectomy, your uterus and cervix are removed. Other types of hysterectomies include:
During this procedure, the top part of your uterus is removed, but your cervix remains. This type of hysterectomy is also called a subtotal or partial hysterectomy.
This kind of hysterectomy is generally recommended if you have cancer. Your uterus and all the surrounding structures, such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes, are removed.
Your Prescott Women's Clinic practitioner may recommend a hysterectomy to treat one of the following conditions:
Depending on your age and condition, you can discuss other treatment options. For example, if you still want to have children, you and your provider may discuss whether you can wait to have a hysterectomy until after you've completed your family.
A laparoscopic hysterectomy typically offers shorter recovery times and requires only a few small incisions compared to traditional abdominal hysterectomy.
During the procedure, your Prescott Women's Clinic practitioner inserts a camera-equipped device called a laparoscope through a small incision in your abdomen. They insert other surgical instruments through separate small incisions.
They either remove your uterus in small pieces through the incisions or via a larger incision in your abdomen. A procedure called a laparoscopic vaginal hysterectomy involves removing your uterus through your vagina.
You may need to stay overnight or longer. The length of your stay depends on the type of hysterectomy and how it was performed.
Your practitioner at Prescott Women's Clinic discusses what to expect prior to your procedure. This is an ideal time to ask questions about your recovery process and any further treatment. For example, if your ovaries are being removed, you may wish to talk about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
If you’ve been weighing whether a hysterectomy might be an appropriate treatment for your women’s health condition, rely on the expert team at Prescott Women's Clinic to discuss all of your options. Call today or book a consultation online.