Women's Health and Hysterectomy Treatment Options

Find the Right Gynecologist

Not all Gynecologists are trained to perform minimally-invasive techniques. These new advanced procedures require less time in the hospital compared to traditional methods. Most patients can expect to go home the same day as surgery. Most women experience less pain and scarring so they can return to normal activity within one week. If getting back to your active lifestyle is important to you, our surgeon finder can help you find a gynecologist in your area who can offer you less invasive options.

Common Causes for Hysterectomy

Fibroids - Benign (non-cancerous) tumors growing inside or outside of the uterus that can vary greatly in size and cause pain and abnormal bleeding. Menorrhagia - Excessive menstrual bleeding that is usually caused by fibroids or hormonal changes, but can be caused by disease. Endometriosis - Uterine tissue that has migrated to other parts of the abdomen causing pelvic pain and sometimes infertility. Uterine Prolapse - A condition where the uterus falls from its normal position and descends uncomfortably into the vagina. Female Reproductive Cancers - Hysterectomy is indicated for treating some cancers of the uterus, cervix and ovaries.

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Do You Need a Hysterectomy?

If you are considering hysterectomy, you're not alone. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, about one-third of American women will have a hysterectomy by the time they are sixty years of age. Over 615,000 women in the United States will undergo a hysterectomy this year.

Discover Less Invasive Options

Today's hysterectomy choices include innovative, minimally invasive procedures that can be modified by your doctor to address the treatment and relief of your symptoms. These new advanced surgical techniques reduce the pain and minimize the scarring from surgery, require only one day in the hospital, and get you back to your normal routine in less than a week on average.

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