Hysterectomy

 

Abdominal Hysterectomy:
An abdominal hysterectomy is performed to remove the uterus due to severe bleeding, pain, or other conditions. It can be performed with or without removing the ovaries. The incision to remove the uterus is made through your bikini line area. The decision to remove ovaries is made after extensive counseling with your Women’s Care doctor.

This procedure is performed at the hospital. The usual stay after surgery is 2-3 days. Recovery is typically 4-6 weeks. Discuss the risks, benefits and alternatives of this procedure with your Women’s Care provider.

Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy:
An LAVH (or minimally invasive hysterectomy) is performed to remove the uterus to treat severe pain, bleeding or other problems involving the uterus. A laparoscopic approach can aid in diagnosing causes of pain, or treating/removing ovarian cysts. It enables your Women’s Care doctor to complete more complex hysterectomies, while enabling you to recover more quickly with less pain.

This procedure is performed in the hospital. Most patients are able to go home the same day or the next day. Recovery time is typically 2-4 weeks. Discuss the risks, benefits and alternatives of this procedure with your Women’s Care provider.

Women’s Care has more robotically trained surgeons than any other OB/GYN practice in the Eugene/Springfield area. The da Vinci surgical robot enables more complex hysterectomies to be performed with minimally invasive technologies to ensure quicker recovery for you. This technology allows your doctor to perform your hysterectomy in a minimally invasive fashion with tiny laparoscopic incisions rather than having to do a large abdominal incision. Because of this postoperative pain is less and your recovery time may be shorter.

This procedure is performed in the hospital. Most patients are able to go home the same day or next day. Recovery time is typically 2-4 weeks. Discuss the risks, benefits and alternatives of this procedure with your Women’s Care provider.

Myomectomy:
A myomectomy is performed to surgically remove fibroids from the uterus. This can be done abdominally or laparoscopically, possibly with assistance from the da Vinci surgical robot.

Discuss your specific needs for a myomectomy with your Women’s Care doctor. Discuss the risks, benefits and alternatives of this procedure with your Women’s Care provider.

Oopherectomy:
An oopherectomy is a surgery that removes one or both ovaries due to concerns regarding those ovaries. Sometimes suspicious cysts can form, or pain can occur. An oopherectomy can treat these concerns.

An oopherectomy can be done with laparoscopic assistance or through an abdominal incision. Recovery and hospital stay depends on the route of the oopherectomy. Discuss the risks, benefits and alternatives of this procedure with your Women’s Care provider.
 
Robotic Surgery:
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Women’s Care doctors are on the forefront of technology! Women’s Care has more robotically trained surgeons than any other Ob/Gyn practice in the Eugene/Springfield area. The da Vinci surgical robot enables more complex hysterectomies to be performed with minimally invasive technologies to ensure quicker recovery for you. This technology allows your doctor to perform your hysterectomy, myomectomy or other procedure in a minimally invasive fashion with tiny laparoscopic incisions rather than having to do a large abdominal incision. Because of this post operative pain is less and your recovery time may be shorter.

This procedure is performed in the hospital. Most patients are able to go home the same day or next day. Recovery time is typically 2-4 weeks.

Discuss the risks, benefits and alternatives of this procedure with your Women’s Care provider.

To learn more about da Vinci® Hysterectomy please go to http://www.davincisurgery.com/da-vinci-gynecology/da-vinci-procedures/hysterectomy/
 

Vaginal Hysterectomy:
A vaginal hysterectomy is performed to remove the uterus via the natural passageways. The uterus is removed through the vagina. Our Women’s Care doctor can tell you if a vaginal hysterectomy is the proper route as there are certain conditions that must be met.

This procedure is done at the hospital. Most patients are able to go home the same day or the next day. Recovery time is typically 2-4 weeks. Sometimes it is possible to remove ovaries at the same time, but that decision is made after extensive counseling by your Women’s Care doctor. Discuss the risks, benefits and alternatives of this procedure with your Women’s Care provider.

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