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Doctor insights on: Hysterectomy Surgery And Rehabilitation

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Is it normal to bleed after hysterectomy surgery?

Is it normal to bleed after hysterectomy surgery?

Yes, but: vaginal bleeding after hysterectomy should be light. If bleeding after hysterectomy is as heavy as a menstrual period or lasts longer than six weeks, consult your doctor for an evaluation.

Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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How long does a surgery last for a total hysterectomy?

How long does a surgery last for a total hysterectomy?

Depends: Vaginal hysterectomies take about 1/2 an hour. Laparoscopic hysterectomies typically last about an hour and a 1/2. If there is any distortion in the anatomy like scar tissue it can take much longer.

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Approximately how long does a total hysterectomy surgery last?

Approximately how long does a total hysterectomy surgery last?

45 min to 2 hours: Of course, there are too many variables to answer accurately, and the patient shouldn't worry because they will be asleep the whole time! the time depends on the type of hysterectomy (abdominal, laparoscopic, or robotic), the size of the uterus, and any scarring or adhesions in the abdomen (often not know until the procedure is started).

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Is da vinci robotic surgery a reliable option for hysterectomy?

Can be: This is a procedure that requires a highly trained specialist who has plenty of experience in this procedure. In the right hands of a well trained surgeon, it can be highly successful.

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Can polyps spread after a hysterectomy surgery and should I be tested?

No: Polyps in the uterine cavity are not uncommon as a cause of abnormal bleeding. They are unrelated to polyps in the colon and do not "spread". Although there are often less invasive ways to remove polyps, a hysterectomy has certainly cured the problem.

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Has anyone had a hysterectomy and bladder lift done during the same surgery?

Has anyone had a hysterectomy and bladder lift done during the same surgery?

Very common: It is very common to do bladder surgery at the same time as a hysterectomy for patients with incontinence or a prolapsed (falling) bladder. A variety of surgical techniques can be used.

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Which types of total hysterectomy surgery do not require trendenlenberg positioning?

Which types of total hysterectomy surgery do not require trendenlenberg positioning?

Open: Most open abdominal hysterectomies require only minimal trendelenberg

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I'm going to have a hysterectomy and would like to know more about having this done using robotic surgery method. 

Revolutionary option: Robotic hysterectomy using the da vinci surgical system allows the surgeon to perform complex surgery using minimally invasive techniques. We can do hysterectomies this way without making a large incision. The benefits to the patient are less pain, less blood loss and a faster recovery. Wfaa news: http://macobgyn.Com/drpl/?Q=node/97.

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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.

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How long does a hysterectomy surgery take?

Depends.: Depends on many factors including, the surgeon, the technique, the difficulty, complications, size and health of the patient, etc. In general, most hysterectomies can be done in 1 - 2 hours.

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Is a robotic hysterectomy still a major surgery?

Yes: Hysterectomy, regardless of route, is considered a major surgery. Howver, robotic hysterectomy is less invasive than open abdominal hysterectomy with quicker recovery and less pain. So there are definite advantages for robotic or laparoscopic surgery when compared to abdominal hysterectomy. Fortunately, abdominal hysterectomy is not needed very often today.

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What is the recover from hysterectomy surgery like?

What is the recover from hysterectomy surgery like?

Depends what type: An open hyster takes the longest to recover with 8 weeks of disability, 1-3 days before you walk comfortably, & 6 weeks before you can resume full activities. Usually meds are given for the first week and then tapered off. Vaginal, total laparoscopic, lsc assisted, & robotic all have quicker recoveries, prob in reverse order. It depends on the complexity of the surgery & skill level of surgeon.

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How do I prepare for a hysterectomy? What do I need to do before my hysterectomy to get ready for the surgery? .

It depends: On type of hysterectomy: vaginal, laparoscopic/robotic or abdominal. This is something you should discuss with the doctor who is going to do your surgery.

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Can anybody tell me why a hysterectomy is a hard surgery for a woman to recover from. I've had many surgeries but this one is the worse one ever.

Can anybody tell me why a hysterectomy is a hard surgery for a woman to recover from. I've had many surgeries but this one is the worse one ever.

What type?: There are minimally invasive hysterectomies and traditional abdominal hysterectomies. I'm thinking that you likely had an abdominal hyst where they made an incision like a cesarean section? If so, as we age, surgery becomes harder to heal from, we don't bounce back as easily. If the surgery was for endometriosis, you could have issues with scar formation that cause pain. Lots of different poss.

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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