Hysterectomy is a common procedure for many women. The extent of the procedure can vary from partial, in which only the uterus is removed, to full, in which the ovaries are removed as well. The reasons for a hysterectomy will depend on your unique situation. You may need to consider laparoscopic hysterectomy if one or more of the following applies to you:
- You have been struggling with fibroid tumors or cysts in your uterus
- You are a victim of endometriosis
- You are dealing with chronic pain that affects your pelvis
- You bleed heavily during and between periods
- You have cancer affecting your reproductive organs
- Your uterus has prolapsed, falling down into your vagina
- You are dealing with heavy, medically unresponsive menstruation
You may be dealing with one or a combination of issues that make a hysterectomy the best course of action. A hysterectomy can happen at any age. It is more common for women who are past their childbearing years, although young women in their 20s may need this type of surgery if they experience problems with their reproductive organs. It can be overwhelming if you are told you need a hysterectomy, especially if you had hoped to have children. Fortunately, laparoscopic hysterectomy can help make things easier.
The laparoscopic hysterectomy procedure is a marvelous advance in modern surgery. The procedure creates only very small incisions in your abdomen. A special instrument known as a morcellator is used to excise the uterine specimen into small quantities, which are then extracted; a portion of the cervix is left behind to maintain sexual function and sensation. This procedure also aids in the prevention of vaginal apex and pelvic floor prolapse.
Laparoscopic hysterectomy uses state-of-the-art medical technology to help you get back to a state of happiness and health. If you think laparoscopic hysterectomy may right for you, schedule a consultation with us at Women’s OB/GYN Center, with offices conveniently located in Pasadena and Webster, TX. Contact us today to book an appointment.