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What's a hysterectomy?

What's a hysterectomy?

Uterus removal: Total hysterectomy is removal of the uterus & cervix. Supracervical removal of the uterus. Increasingly the ovaries are left in place and for good reason as they continue to cycle producing female hormones. Preservation of normal ovaries results in an additional 7-8 years of life in women under 65. If tubes & ovaries are removed bilateral salpingoophorectomy is term added to hysterectomy. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more


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What are the effects of a hysterectomy?

What are the effects of a hysterectomy?

Stop bleeding: If you have a hysterectomy and your doctor removes your uterus and cervix, you will definitely stop having periods. Depending on your situation, ovaries are usually left in in a 37 year old. If there is cancer, that is a different situation. Hysterectomies can be done through an open incision or "minimally invasively" with a robot. The main factor is often size. ...Read more

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What are the types of hysterectomy in usa?

Different approaches: A hysterectomy can be performed by removing the uterus though an incision in the vagina, or in the abdominal wall, or by minimally invasive techniques in which the robot or a laparoscope is used to separate the uterus from the other tissues and then remove it through the vagina or by morcellation. Hysterectomies can also include or not include the cervix and the tubes & ovaries. ...Read more

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What are the advantages of a robotic hysterectomy?

Minimally invasive: In terms of invasiveness: using the natural orifice approach is least invasive- this is a vaginal hysterectomy (vh). Next would be laparoscopic hyst, then robotic assisted hysterectomy (rah) &the most invasive is an open abdominal incision (laparotomy). Unfortunately, many surgeons do not have the skills or experience to perform vh or l'scopic hyst. ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages and advantages to having a hysterectomy?

Depends: If there is a medical reason for the hysterectomy then it should be done in the safest and least invasive way. If you are bleeding and anemic then it will stop your bleeding once and for all. Most women who have hysterectomy for bleeding are very happy after they are all healed up. ...Read more

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Insomina after a hysterectomy?

Insomina after a hysterectomy?

Call your doc: Who did the surg u may need hormones or sleeping pills. ...Read more

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What is a sub total hysterectomy?

What is a sub total hysterectomy?

In a subtotal: hysterectomy the uterus is removed but the cervix and supporting tissues are left intact. ...Read more

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Could you have laser hysterectomy?

Yes: The use of laser technology in performing hysterectomy is not common. Their are many methods of performing a minimally invasive or laparoscopic hysterectomy that are just as effective and safer than laser. The vast majority of hysterectomies performed can be performed through tiny laparoscopic incisions. ...Read more

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What is keyhole hysterectomy surgery?

What is keyhole hysterectomy surgery?

Laparascopic: It is laparascopic surgery via and small incision near the belly button. ...Read more

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