What does it mean to get a partial hysterectomy?

Depends. The term is not one we as medical practitioner typically use as it is ambiguous carrying more that one definition. Usually it means that the uterus will be removed but the cervix will be left behind. On occasion it may refer to the fact that the ovaries were not removed, but this is an unfortunate use of the term.
See below. They cut above your cervix and just take out the body of your uterus. You will have your ovaries and cervix left after the operation.

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What would be a reason that you have to get a partial hysterectomy?

Need definition. Many people think partial hysterectomy refers to the removal of the ovaries along with uterus. However, the removal of ovaries is not part of the hysterectomy. Hysterectomy only refers to the removal of the uterus. Technically, partial hysterectomy really refers to the removal of the uterus above the cervix (supracervical or subtotal hysterectomy). There are several reasons for doing this.
Many.. Heavy bleeding, pain, endometriosis, fibroids, prolapse among many others. Hysterectomy is usually considered when more conservative measures do not help. Hope this helps.

I have cervical and uterine cancer. Should I get a partial hysterectomy or a full hysterectomy?

Full. Partial hysterectomy leaves your cervix. If you had cancer in your cervix, you want a full hysterectomy.
Cancer. Make sure you see a gyn oncologyst. They are really trained, and will tell you exactly what you need. Cervica cancer early stages can be treated with surgery. More advance stages require only radiation as treatment. So make sure you see a specialist dealing only with cancer in the genital area.

Can you get both a facelift and a partial hysterectomy at the same time?

Yes. Sure but it requires your gynecologist and plastic surgeon to coordinate their schedules. This is a good way to cut down on cost for anesthesia. Your insurance will likely cover the anesthesia provided for the hysterectomy cutting down your out of pocket cost for the elective face lift.
Why? You probably can, but why? Best not to combine elective surgery with medically necessary surgery. What if the rare circumstance arises where 1 complicates the other? If the concern is the downtime or 2nd anesthesia, then I'm not sure it warrents the risk of doing the 2 together. Hope this helps!
Why? You probably can, but why? Best not to combine elective surgery with medically necessary surgery. What if the rare circumstance arises where 1 complicates the other? If the concern is the downtime or 2nd anesthesia, then I'm not sure it warrents the risk of doing the 2 together. Hope this helps!
It's possible. Yes, this is possible and although it may sound convenient, there are several reasons that it may not be a good idea. This will involve prolonged anesthetic time and following a pelvic procedure. You are placing yourself at a higher risk for blood clots. Your ability to "rest" your face and perform wound care may be inhibited by the aftercare and recovery of the pelvic procedure.
Multiple surgeries. Dear lacey, I would caution against that because of the time and the bacteria from the 2 different wounds. Also, if you are only 25, it is probably too early to get a facelift. It is best to separate the surgeries. Best, nima shemirani.
Facelift. Procedures can be combined under one anesthesia but whether they will be performed simultaneously is dependent on your surgeons. Have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon.

Is it possible to get a facelift and a partial hysterectomy at the same time?

Yes. Possible. Speaking from the plastic surgery standpoint, yes this is possible. If you can find two surgeons that are willing to coordinate the procedures then they can be performed together. Facelift is typically an outpatient procedure but you would likely need to stay in the hospital due to the hysterectomy recovery. I hope this information is helpful. Stephen weber, M.D. Lone tree facial plastic surgeon.
Yes but be informed. These can be performed at the same time but I don't think by the same surgeon. There are some increased risks to combined and lengthy surgical procedures such as potential for a dvt. Discuss this with your surgeon.
Its Possible. But my recommendation would be to separate the procedures. A complication with one may affect the other surgery.
Yes, but.... The facelift is a clean procedure, while the hysterectomy is not. From the facelift standpoint, it would be cleaner to separate the two procedures and separate your risks.
Combined Surgeries. Yes, it is possible to do both surgeries during the same surgical setting or even simultaneously. Although this is somewhat controversial it is best to discuss any potential increased risks with your surgeons.
Possible but.... Not recommended. Concentrate on one procedure at a time.
Facelift. Possibly if you can find two surgeons willing to do them on the same day. Be sure to have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon.

Can you get IVF with partial hysterectomy?

This option. If partial hysterectomy means uterus removed/ovaries left in, you could recover your eggs with IVF and the embryos could be transferred to another woman's uterus to carry. That would be the only option.