For women who have uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and other pelvic conditions, a hysterectomy offers relief. While facing surgery of any type can be frightening, Dr. Samuel Bharksuwan of Pinecroft OBGYN in Spring, Texas, is a skilled Houston area gynecologic surgeon who will set your mind at ease. Dr. Bharksuwan uses laparoscopic surgery whenever possible and is a member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.
Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus and cervix. Some women who are having a hysterectomy also have their ovaries removed, depending on the condition they have and the extent of the damage. If you have a hysterectomy you can no longer get pregnant.
Hysterectomy is the treatment for a number of health conditions, including:
Because of the permanent nature of the surgery, hysterectomy is used when other less invasive treatments aren't helpful or possible. Dr. Bharksuwan will help women determine if a hysterectomy is their best option.
Depending on the problem and its extent, Dr. Bharksuwan may need to remove just the uterus, or the uterus and surrounding structures. The three main types of hysterectomy are:
Removing ovaries prior to menopause can cause immediate or early menopause symptoms. This also increases a woman's risk of developing osteoporosis. For this reason, Dr. Bharksuwan will recommend this only when cancer is suspected. Hormone therapy can help reduce some of these symptoms for women who must have their ovaries removed.
Hysterectomy can be performed through an open incision on the abdomen, laparoscopically through the abdomen, or through the vagina. The type of hysterectomy a woman needs depends on what type of health issue she's having and whether or not she has any adhesions.
Hysterectomy is one of the safest surgical procedures and carries minimal risk. However, any surgery does carry some risk, including the risk of:
These risks are minimal, and most patients who have a hysterectomy experience no problems.
Some patients will need to stay in the hospital for a few days after surgery. Patients will be given pain medication to help with pain. After hysterectomy, bleeding and discharge may last for several weeks. Women should refrain from heavy lifting or putting items into the vagina for the first 6 weeks after surgery. For more information about what to expect after surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Bharksuwan.
At the office of Dr. Bharksuwan, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
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