Surgery of Tomorrow
Gynecologic Surgery & OB/GYNs located in Midwood, Brooklyn, NY
If you require a hysterectomy, you’re in good hands with the highly trained experts at Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC, in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City. They offer laparoscopic hysterectomy to remove your uterus with tiny incisions and minimal downtime. Schedule a consultation at Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC, by calling the office or booking online today.
Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Q & A
What is a laparoscopic hysterectomy?
A laparoscopic hysterectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which your gynecologic surgeon removes your uterus, and, sometimes, your ovaries and fallopian tubes, using tiny incisions and a thin, lighted tube called a laparoscope. Benefits of laparoscopic hysterectomy over traditional open surgery include less bleeding, a lower risk of complications, shorter recovery times, smaller incisions, and less scarring.
Why might I need a laparoscopic hysterectomy?
To find out if a hysterectomy is right for you, your Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC, doctor reviews your medical history and symptoms, completes a pelvic examination, and might recommend an endometrial biopsy, Pap test, ultrasound, or other imaging procedures.
They might recommend a laparoscopic hysterectomy if you suffer from:
- Uterine fibroids
- Heavy uterine bleeding
- Gynecologic cancer
- Uterine prolapse
- Chronic pelvic pain
You may choose a hysterectomy as a form of permanent birth control, as the procedure ends your ability to become pregnant. Your surgeon reviews the risks and benefits with you to make sure you’re a good candidate for a laparoscopic hysterectomy.
How should I prepare for surgery?
Before a laparoscopic hysterectomy, follow your surgeon’s instructions. Stop taking certain medications, arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery, and don’t eat or drink anything the morning of the procedure.
What should I expect during a laparoscopic hysterectomy?
Right before surgery, you receive general anesthesia to put you asleep, so you don’t feel any discomfort. Your provider may use one of two approaches:
Laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy
During a laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy, your surgeon uses a laparoscope to guide the safe removal of your uterus, and sometimes ovaries and fallopian tubes, through your vagina with optimal precision and accuracy.
Laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy
Your provider makes tiny incisions in your lower abdominal area during a laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy. They use a laparoscope and other surgical tools to carefully remove your uterus, and sometimes ovaries and fallopian tubes, but preserve your cervix.
The procedure might last an hour or two. Afterward, your surgeon closes any incisions and takes you to a recovery area until the anesthesia wears off.
What happens after the procedure?
After a laparoscopic hysterectomy, you can go home the same day but must have someone drive you there. Expect bloody vaginal drainage for several days or weeks. Follow all post-surgery instructions to optimize your recovery.
Take medications as prescribed, get plenty of rest, and avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting until your OB/GYN specialist says it’s okay and attend all follow-up appointments.
If you’re a good candidate for laparoscopic hysterectomy, you can trust the highly trained experts at Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC, to provide exceptional care. Schedule a consultation by phone or online today.
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