When a Hysterectomy Offers the Best Solution

When you’re diagnosed with a medical condition in your uterus, you can experience pain, heavy vaginal bleeding, and other uncomfortable and potentially dangerous side effects. In many cases, a hysterectomy is the best solution to bring you pain relief and restore your health.

Anita Gondy, MD, Saovaros Michaels, MD, and Henry Luh, DO, our team of doctors at The Association for Women’s Health Care, Ltd., offer robotic hysterectomy, a revolutionary, minimally invasive procedure. Keep reading to learn more about some of the uterine conditions a robotic hysterectomy can treat.

Uterine fibroids

Women get hysterectomies for uterine fibroids more commonly than for any other diagnosis. Uterine fibroids are large, usually benign, tumors that can grow on your uterus.

When they become large enough, uterine fibroids can cause severe pain in your abdomen, as well as heavy vaginal bleeding. A hysterectomy completely removes these fibroids, resolving all of your symptoms.

Endometriosis and endometriomas

Another frequent reason women get hysterectomies is endometriosis. Endometriosis begins when your uterine tissue lining grows outside of your uterus.

 

Endometriomas can also occur in women with endometriosis. These are cysts that sometimes develop in your uterine tissue lining and can be very painful.

Side effects of endometriosis and endometriomas include increased pain during menstruation, vaginal bleeding when you’re not menstruating, and irregular menstrual periods. After getting a hysterectomy, your body will no longer be able to produce the uterine tissue or endometriomas causing your discomfort.

Adenomyosis

If you have adenomyosis, your uterine lining has started to grow into your uterine muscles. As a result, your uterine wall becomes thicker.

A thicker uterine wall can cause severe pain, as well as heavy menstrual bleeding. A hysterectomy will stop your symptoms if other pain relief options haven’t worked.

Dermoid cysts

Dermoid cysts are ovarian growths that can develop in some women during your reproductive years. Left untreated, large dermoid cysts leave you at risk for a number of health conditions.

A hysterectomy will remove all ovarian dermoid cysts, preventing you from developing any further complications.

Our robotic hysterectomy is minimally invasive

In the past, getting a hysterectomy involved undergoing major surgery, requiring a longer recovery time. Now, our doctors perform the advanced robotic hysterectomy, a minimally invasive procedure using cutting edge technology.

During a robotic hysterectomy, our doctors make tiny, carefully placed incisions using the da Vinci® Surgical System. Our doctors control the movements of the da Vinci’s robotic arms, while the arms hold the necessary surgical instruments.

Thanks to the da Vinci’s tiny arms, our doctors can easily perform surgery without having to make any large incisions. They carefully monitor your surgery through a tiny camera inserted at the beginning of your procedure.

A robotic hysterectomy comes with a number of benefits compared to a traditional hysterectomy. You’ll recover more quickly from the procedure, returning more quickly to your daily activities, lower your risk of complications, and experience reduced postoperative pain. You’ll also have little scarring.

In some cases, you can even have your robotic hysterectomy as an outpatient procedure. At a minimum, you can expect a reduced stay in the hospital.

Find out if a robotic hysterectomy is right for you

If you’re experiencing uterine pain, excessive vaginal bleeding, or other painful or dangerous symptoms and are wondering if a robotic hysterectomy is right for you, schedule an appointment for your consultation at The Association for Women’s Health Care, Ltd. Our experienced, skilled team of doctors will discuss your situation and recommend the best course of treatment.

Our office in Las Vegas serves patients throughout Southern Nevada. To schedule a consultation, request your appointment online, or call our office.

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