Sometimes, a hysterectomy is medically necessary if there are health issues pertaining to your reproductive system. You can sometimes request to have a hysterectomy performed if you don’t want to have children in the future. Instead of an invasive surgical procedure that involves a lengthy recovery and a possible stay in the hospital for a few days, a minimally-invasive hysterectomy is an option to consider. This procedure is done laparoscopically, decreasing your recovery time and the length of time that it takes for the surgery to be performed.
A laparoscopic procedure is one of the most common methods of performing a minimally-invasive hysterectomy. The doctor will use a slender device that has a camera and a light on the end. The uterus is removed as the doctor guides the surgical tools by viewing a video camera image. This method can also be performed through the vagina as the lighted device is inserted through an opening that is made in the vaginal wall.
There are a few different components associated with a hysterectomy. One is that only the uterus is removed. If you want to ensure that you don’t have a menstrual cycle in the future, then the ovaries and usually the cervix are removed. Sometimes, the cervix can remain, but you could still see a small amount of spotting until you reach menopause.
Schedule an appointment at Madonna OBGYN and Medical Spa to discuss the options that are available and what would be best for your body and health. Contact us today to book your consultation at our office in Rochester or Geneseo.