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Doctor insights on: Hysterectomy Surgery On Obese Women

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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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.

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. ...Read more

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38 yo female, just had 4th surgery for endometriosis. What helps keep this away? Had complete hysterectomy leaving only my cervix.

38 yo female, just had 4th surgery for endometriosis. What helps keep this away? Had complete hysterectomy leaving only my cervix.

Varies: The definitive surgery for endometriosis includes removal of the uterus and the tubes and ovaries and often the appendix as well. That is successful about 95% of the time. Your surgery should give you a very good chance for being pain free. ...Read more

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Postmenopause woman with growing ova cyst everything else ok. If surgery do I need complete ovary hysterectomy removed. Have adhesions from other surg?

Postmenopause woman with growing ova cyst everything else ok. If surgery do I need complete ovary hysterectomy removed. Have adhesions from other surg?

Previous scarring: Previous surgical scar tissue (adhesions) make this a more complicated question to answer because the subject ovary may be "stuck" to other tissues like bowel, pelvic sidewall or bladder. If you don't want to return to surgery after this operation you might give consideration to hysterectomy with ovarian removal. You will need a very competent surgeon to undertake this operation- interview wisely ...Read more

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What is life expectancy in 74 y.o. woman with appendiceal cancer with mets to ovary. Surgery included bowel resection and complete hysterectomy.

What is life expectancy in 74 y.o. woman with appendiceal cancer with mets to ovary. Surgery included bowel resection and complete hysterectomy.

Life expectancy: It depends on how extensively the metastatic disease has spread prior to the surgery. Only the oncologist who consults with the surgeon can provide in a particular case a reasonable "guess" as to length of survival for this disease. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is da vinci robotic surgery a reliable option for hysterectomy?

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. ...Read more

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Partial hysterectomy what are precautions after surgery?

Partial hysterectomy what are precautions after surgery?

Depends: I depends on how the surgery was done. If you had a large incision on your abdomen then you should not be lifting more than 10-15 pounds for several weeks. If you had it done through the vagina or laparoscopically (small incisions) you don't have to worry about lifting restrictions. I also suggest that nothing go in the vagina for 6 weeks. Talk to your doctor about the specific details. ...Read more

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After a robotic hysterectomy surgery can you use a waist training corset?

After a robotic hysterectomy surgery can you use a waist training corset?

See details: After you have recovered completely, you should be able to wear one. ...Read more

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

No.: You don't say what kind of polyps. If polyps grow in the uterus, and the uterus is removed, they shouldn't grow back. ...Read more

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Can endrometrios come back after having a full hysterectomy? I had severe endrometrios before surgery.

Yes: If your endometriosis was limited to the uterus, tubes and ovaries (which are removed with a "full" hysterectomy, then cure is possible; however, endometriosis can occur on the bowel, bladder and other intra-abdominal organs. If there is endometriosis still present after hysterectomy, you may suffer ongoing symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm on medicaid, am I going to be drug tested at my pre op appointment tomorrow (surgery is may 5) for a hysterectomy?

I'm on medicaid, am I going to be drug tested at my pre op appointment tomorrow (surgery is may 5) for a hysterectomy?

Not usually: Most ob/gyns don't routinely do a drug test prior to a hysterectomy. Its important, however, for your doctor to know what drugs (and street drugs) you are on because they can affect anesthesia and surgery. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Had surgery Last Wednesday a hysterectomy and ovarie removed and I'm bleeding spoting just won't ED to know how long will it take to heal?

Had surgery Last Wednesday a hysterectomy and ovarie removed and I'm bleeding spoting just won't ED to know how long will it take to heal?

Ask your surgeon: These are things that should have been addressed prior to surgery with written or verbal instructions. Call your surgeons office and obtain clarification now. ...Read more

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What is surgery for a hysterectomy for fibroid removal like?

What is surgery for a hysterectomy for fibroid removal like?

Depends: It depends on the size of the fibroid and the skill of the surgeon. Some surgeons are very skilled at minimally invasive or robotic surgeries and are comfortable even with very large fibroids. Make sure you are evaluated by someone skilled in advanced laparoscopy/robotics for an opinion if a different doc tells you that you must have an open hysterectomy. That's not always the case! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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Why do I need a biopsy before I have my hysterectomy surgery done?

Cancer screening: An endometrial biopsy is done prior to a hysterectomy in women with abnormal uterine bleeding to evaluate for endometrial cancer. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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

Open: Most open abdominal hysterectomies require only minimal trendelenberg ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy (Definition)

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