When Is a Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy Necessary?
posted: Dec. 14, 2022.
A hysterectomy, just as with most surgeries, is almost never your doctor's first approach, but there are times when it is the best option. In these cases, a minimally invasive hysterectomy is often an even better alternative, some of the reasons will be explored below but you can learn much more by reaching out to your local Arcadia, CA, health experts of Rose Women's Health with Dr. Anya Rose and Dr. Megan Gau.
Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy
A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of the uterus, or both the uterus and the cervix. A minimally invasive hysterectomy makes the procedure possible for patients who may not otherwise be ideal candidates because of the unique advantages it offers over traditional abdominal hysterectomy.
A minimally invasive hysterectomy is usually performed laparoscopically, that is, making small incisions guided by a small camera, and are sometimes robotic-assisted as is the case with the daVinci Surgical System. Compared to a traditional hysterectomy the procedure involves a much shorter recovery time, lower risk of complications, and reduced post-surgical pain.
All of these benefits usually translate into a shorter hospital stay and a surgical procedure that is often safer and less invasive than a traditional hysterectomy, which can make it a more viable option for many women who were not a candidate for treatment in the past.
When Surgery Becomes Necessary
A hysterectomy is usually recommended for those suffering from chronic gynecological conditions that cannot be successfully treated with non-surgical treatment options. There are a number of conditions that could qualify someone for surgery, these include tumors, both cancerous and non-cancerous, chronic uterine bleeding and pain, uterine prolapse, and severe endometriosis, among others.
Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy in Arcadia, CA
If you are in need of a minimally invasive hysterectomy in or near the areas surrounding Arcadia, CA, you can schedule a consultation with Rose Women's Health, with Dr. Rose and Dr. Gau, by dialing (626) 461-7071.