What is Hysterectomy Treatment?
A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove a woman's uterus from the body. After this, you no longer have menstrual periods and cannot become pregnant.
Why is Hysterectomy performed?
Hysterectomy is used to treat many women’s health conditions. A woman may have a hysterectomy for different reasons, including:
- Uterine prolapse
- Uterine fibroids
- Severe Endometriosis
- Heavy vaginal bleeding (which is not controlled by other treatment methods)
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Abnormal uterine bleeding
- Cancer (or precancer) of the uterus, ovary, cervix, or endometrium (the lining of the uterus)
Types of Hysterectomy Treatment?
Type of Hysterectomy depends upon the reason for this procedure. The surgeon may choose to remove all or only part of the uterus depending upon the condition of the patient. Types of hysterectomies are mentioned below:
- Total Hysterectomy: The Surgeon removes the whole uterus and the cervix. This is the most common type of hysterectomy.
- Partial or Subtotal or Supracervical Hysterectomy: The Surgeon removes only the upper part of the uterus. The cervix is left in place.
- Radical Hysterectomy: It is most often used to treat certain types of cancer, such as cervical cancer. In Radical Hystrectomy the Surgeon removes the whole uterus, cervix, the tissue on both sides of the cervix, and the upper part of the vagina.
Methods for Hysterectomy Treatment?
Surgical Techniques for Hysterectomy
There are two methods to surgery – a traditional or open surgery and surgery using a minimally invasive procedure.
The methods are selected depending upon the surgeon’s experience, the reason for the hysterectomy, and a woman's health. The hysterectomy technique will partly determine healing time and the kind of scar, if any, that remains after the operation.
Open Surgery Hysterectomy
An abdominal hysterectomy is an open surgery. This is the most common approach to hysterectomy, accounting for about 65% of all procedures.
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