Deciding to have a hysterectomy is difficult and emotional, even when you know it’s the best choice for your underlying condition. The team at Bayard Obstetrics & Gynecology understand the challenge and work closely with you, taking the time to talk and to answer your questions so you can make the decision that’s right for you. If you face a hysterectomy or you simply have questions about the procedure, call one of the offices in Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, or Flushing, New York, or book an appointment online.
A hysterectomy (surgery to remove your uterus) may be the best option if you’re diagnosed with gynecologic cancer. Otherwise, it’s the last option considered after all other treatments have failed.
These are a few of the non-cancerous conditions that are more likely to need a hysterectomy:
Hysterectomies are the second most common surgery performed on women in the U.S.
Your doctor at Bayard Obstetrics & Gynecology may recommend one of three types of hysterectomies, depending on the condition being treated:
One or both of your ovaries and Fallopian tubes may also be removed during a hysterectomy.
The expert doctors at Bayard Obstetrics & Gynecology often perform hysterectomies using minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery.
Laparoscopy is called minimally invasive because it only requires a few small incisions to accommodate surgical tools inserted through narrow tubes. The key tool, a laparoscope, contains fiber-optic lighting and a high-definition camera.
The laparoscope gives your doctor a magnified view of the structures inside your pelvic cavity. Then your doctor performs the hysterectomy using tools inserted through the additional incisions.
A laparoscopic hysterectomy provides benefits such as:
Some laparoscopic hysterectomies may be done on an outpatient basis, but if you’re in the hospital, your stay is shorter compared to conventional open surgery.
If you may need a hysterectomy, or if you’d like an evaluation of your symptoms, call Bayard Obstetrics & Gynecology, or book an appointment online.