More than 600,000 women undergo hysterectomies every year in the U.S. In fact, hysterectomy is the second most common major operation in women of childbearing age. Hysterectomy treats several conditions affecting your reproductive organs. To find out if a hysterectomy is right for you, call or make an appointment online today with Dr. Roya Rakhshani at OriGYN in Costa Mesa, California.
Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of your uterus. Should she deem it necessary, Dr. Rakhshani also removes your ovaries, fallopian tubes, and in some cases, other parts of your reproductive system. Having a hysterectomy ends menstruation and your ability to become pregnant.
The different types of hysterectomy include:
This is the most common type of hysterectomy. Dr. Rakhshani removes all of your uterus, including the cervix. However, your fallopian tubes and ovaries remain intact.
Dr. Rakhshani removes one or both ovaries along with your fallopian tubes and uterus.
The most common type of hysterectomy used for cancer cases, the doctor removes your uterus, cervix, and the top part of your vagina, along with your pelvic lymph nodes, if needed.
Also known as either a partial or subtotal hysterectomy, Dr. Rakhshani removes the body of your uterus and leaves your cervix whole.
Hysterectomy gets recommended for a number of reasons, including:
There are three main types of hysterectomy procedures.
Your uterus gets removed through a surgical incision in your abdomen.
Dr. Rakhshani removes your uterus through your vaginal opening.
Dr. Rakhshani performs a vaginal hysterectomy with the help of a thin, flexible tube containing a video camera called a laparoscope. The tubes get inserted through tiny incisions in your abdomen near your navel. Your uterus gets removed in sections either through the laparoscope tube or through your vagina.
All of Dr. Rakhshani’s hysterectomies are minimally invasive, and she primarily performs laparoscopic robotic hysterectomies. However, the type of hysterectomy you receive and the technique used get based on your health situation.