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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? .

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

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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. ...Read more

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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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. ...Read more

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

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

Endometrial biopsy: An endometrial biopsy is performed to determine the cause of abnormal uterine bleeding. If the bleeding is caused by a cancer, a gyn oncologist will do the surgery, but if the cause is not cancer, a gyn will do your surgery. ...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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I'm going to have a hysterectomy and would like to know more about having this done using robotic surgery method. 

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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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. ...Read more

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