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Hysterectomy Specialist

The Ob-Gyn Center

OBGYNs located in Las Vegas, NV

When you’re considering a hysterectomy, it’s imperative to know that your doctor has exhausted every other treatment, and that you can make the best decision because they fully explained all of your options. That’s the type of exceptional care you receive from the doctors at The Ob-Gyn Center in Las Vegas. Their approach is personal, they’re concerned about the best solution for your health, and they take the time to guide your decisions about surgery. To learn more about hysterectomies, call the office or use the online booking feature to schedule an appointment.

Hysterectomy Q & A

What gynecologic conditions may require a hysterectomy?

When you have gynecologic cancer, a hysterectomy is usually the first line of treatment. For noncancerous conditions, hysterectomies are the last option, considered after all other treatments have been tried.

Gynecologic conditions that may be treated with a hysterectomy include:

  • Uterine fibroids: noncancerous growths in the muscles lining your uterus
  • Endometrial polyps: usually a noncancerous growth on the inner wall of the uterus
  • Abnormal bleeding: heavy, long, or irregular periods or bleeding after menopause
  • Ovarian cysts: fluid-filled follicles that develop when you don’t ovulate
  • Ovarian mass: cancerous or benign tumor
  • Adenomyosis: the uterine lining grows into the muscular layer of the uterus

All the conditions in this list are known for causing pelvic pain.

What are the different types of hysterectomies?

Your doctor at The Ob-Gyn Center may recommend one of three types of hysterectomies, depending on the condition being treated:

  • Total hysterectomy: removal of the entire uterus and cervix
  • Partial hysterectomy: removal of the uterus while keeping the cervix intact
  • Radical hysterectomy: removal of your uterus, cervix, and the upper part of your vagina

Your ovaries and fallopian tubes may also be removed during any type of hysterectomy.

How is a minimally invasive robotic hysterectomy performed?

Minimally invasive surgery is performed using a few very small incisions. The surgical tools, including a laparoscope, are contained in long, narrow tubes that fit through the incisions.

As the camera in the laparoscope sends a magnified view of the surgical site to a monitor, your doctor performs surgery by viewing the image and manipulating the surgical tools from outside your body.

Robotic surgery is the same procedure with one big difference: Your doctor at The Ob-Gyn Center uses the advanced da Vinci® Surgical System to perform your hysterectomy.

The da Vinci’s robotic arms hold the surgical instruments, which are controlled by the sensitive hand and fingertip sensors placed on your doctor’s hands. The robotic arms can perform micromovements with a range of motion that exceeds human hands, which enhances surgical precision.

What are the benefits of a laparoscopic hysterectomy?

Minimally invasive procedures cause less trauma compared to open surgery. As a result, you have:

  • Less bleeding
  • Faster healing
  • Minimal scarring
  • Less postoperative pain
  • Lower risk of complications

If you’re faced with needing a hysterectomy, call The Ob-Gyn Center or book an appointment online. The doctors can talk about your options and help you make the best decision.