A hysterectomy can be a life-saving procedure for women who experience complicated pregnancies and periods. At Lone Tree OB/GYN & Midwives, each provider can identify potential health issues and resolve them with a hysterectomy or other minimally invasive procedure. If you live in Lone Tree and Castle Rock, Colorado or any of the surrounding communities, call the office and schedule a consultation at your earliest convenience.
With today's technological advancements and your provider's ability to use laparoscopic tools, they can perform hysterectomies and other major surgical procedures without creating a large incision. By making three small incisions and using a small laparoscopic camera, your provider can perform the surgery quickly and efficiently.
The camera allows them to see the inside of the abdominal cavity, remove the reproductive organs, and make any necessary repairs that may be needed. Your provider accomplishes all that without causing major trauma to the abdomen. Your provider can perform both partial and full hysterectomies with laparoscopic procedures. Your recovery time is also dramatically reduced.
The main difference between a vaginal hysterectomy and an abdominal one is how the surgery is performed. An abdominal hysterectomy is performed through a large incision in the abdomen or laparoscopically through smaller incisions.
A vaginal hysterectomy involves removing the reproductive organs through the vagina. Your provider enters the abdominal cavity through the cervix and detaches the ovaries and other reproductive organs from the uterus, removing them one by one. While there is no incision made outside the body, numerous incisions are made internally to both remove the organs and seal the tissues located in the area of the upper vagina.
A hysterectomy is commonly performed when other treatment options have failed when treating health conditions involving the female reproductive system. Your provider won't recommend a hysterectomy if there is any indication that you are still considering having children. If this is the case, other measures will be taken until you have decided you no longer want to bear children.
In cases where you are experiencing life-altering symptoms like extremely heavy vaginal bleeding, ovarian or uterine cysts, or any other illness or condition that causes extreme pain and discomfort, your provider may recommend a hysterectomy in an attempt to improve your quality of life.