When you decide to have a hysterectomy, your main priorities are safety and a quick recovery. Gainesville Obstetrics and Gynecology can help you get both. Amy Klein, DO, and her expert team in Gainesville, Texas offer minimally invasive hysterectomy procedures. By performing the hysterectomy laparoscopically, they can deliver the same results with minimal impact on your body. To learn more, call Gainesville Obstetrics and Gynecology or use the book online feature today.
During any hysterectomy, the uterus is removed. This procedure is performed for a number of reasons. It can be helpful it you:
Whatever your reason for a hysterectomy, you should know that there are options.
A traditional hysterectomy involves an incision of at least three inches and requires a hospital stay to recover. Gainesville Obstetrics and Gynecology offers a safer, more efficient alternative. By performing the procedure laparoscopically, they can offer minimally invasive hysterectomies with reduced risk of complications and minimal recovery time.
Laparoscopic surgery, also known as minimally invasive surgery, requires only a small incision on your body. In the case of hysterectomies, that incision can be contained in your belly button.
Through that small incision, Dr. Klein inserts a tiny video camera that’s mounted on a slender tool. Using this tool, she can see the interior of your body and performs the hysterectomy without creating larger incisions. This minimizes blood loss and the risk of infection, shrinking your recovery time and the resulting pain.
Dr. Klein can use this minimally invasive procedure to remove and protect different parts of your body. She can remove your uterus, while also keeping your ovaries and cervix intact. She can also perform a total hysterectomy, during which she removes the entire cervix and uterus. The type of hysterectomy you receive depends on your health needs and your personal preferences.
There is the possibility of side effects with each option, so you should decide which ones you’re most comfortable with. For example, if you keep your ovaries, you won’t have to take hormones to avoid hot flashes, but it also leaves you exposed to ovarian cancer.
If you’re not sure which type of hysterectomy is right for you, don’t hesitate to ask the staff at Gainesville Obstetrics and Gynecology questions. They can help you decide on an option that best serves you right now and aligns with your future goals. Their entire team is committed to preserving your overall health.
To learn more about Gainesville Obstetrics and Gynecology’s minimally invasive hysterectomy procedures or to schedule an appointment with their caring staff, contact the office today.