If you know that you don’t want to have any more children, you might be considering a hysterectomy. A hysterectomy — the surgical removal of your uterus — is an effective, permanent method of birth control. Hysterectomies can also be a treatment method for painful conditions like uterine fibroids and endometriosis. At Grand Medical Group OB-GYN, Thomas T. Lee, MD, FACOG, Corazon Navarro, MD and their highly trained team offer top-of-the-line hysterectomy procedures to women in the Montclair, California area. Call the office today to learn more about your options.
A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of your uterus. Hysterectomies often require a short hospital stay as you recover. A hysterectomy can also remove your cervix and ovaries. After a hysterectomy, you’ll stop having menstrual periods, and it won’t be possible for you to become pregnant.
A hysterectomy is permanent, so it’s important to be sure that you’ll never want to become pregnant again. If you’re considering a hysterectomy to treat another medical condition, be sure you understand all your treatment options.
A hysterectomy is a common procedure for women who don’t want to have any more children. But there are many other reasons beyond childbirth for which Dr. Lee and Dr. Navarro might recommend a hysterectomy.
In a hysterectomy, the doctors remove your uterus. If you have a condition affecting your uterus, your overall health may benefit from a hysterectomy. Common conditions include:
Many of these conditions can cause abdominal pain, bleeding, and other problems. Although having a hysterectomy is typically considered only after more conservative treatment methods have failed, it is often effective at improving your quality of life.
Depending on your condition, the doctors can remove all or part of your uterus, cervix, and ovaries. There are two main types of hysterectomy surgery that the doctors at Grand Medical Group OB-GYN perform: open abdominal and vaginal.
In an open abdominal hysterectomy, Dr. Lee and Dr. Navarro make an incision across your abdomen to access your uterus. They remove your uterus and following surgery, you may spend two or three days in the hospital, recovering. Abdominal hysterectomies make up nearly 65% of all hysterectomies.
In a vaginal hysterectomy, the doctors make an incision inside your vagina and remove the uterus through the incision. In this case, there’s no visible scarring. Prior to your procedure, the doctors will evaluate your health and make the best recommendation for you.
To learn more about hysterectomies at Grand Medical Group OB-GYN, call the office to schedule an initial appointment and meet the team.