Hysterectomy techniques have come a long way in recent years, and the procedure is far easier to navigate than in generations past. At Antheia Gynecology in East Windsor, New Jersey, the female-led team of highly-skilled, board-certified gynecology specialists offers the very latest in hysterectomy tools and techniques, including minimally invasive options. Learn more during your one-on-one consultation, which you can book online or over the phone.
A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove your uterus. There are various types of hysterectomy, classified according to which tissues are removed.
Some hysterectomies only remove the upper portion of your uterus, leaving your cervix in place. Others remove the entire uterus as well as the cervix.
An approach called a radical hysterectomy removes the uterus, surrounding tissues, the cervix, ovaries, and the upper portion of the vagina.
There are numerous reasons you might need a hysterectomy. But, this procedure is used far less often than in decades past, when it was the preferred approach to many gynecologic conditions.
Today, OB/GYNs often pursue more conservative treatments prior to moving forward with a hysterectomy.
Some reasons you might need a hysterectomy include:
Your Antheia Gynecology OB/GYN discusses the full range of treatment options and helps you make a decision that is in line with your needs and goals.
No matter which hysterectomy approach, you receive medication to help you rest comfortably throughout the procedure. The team at Antheia Gynecology offers a minimally invasive approach to hysterectomy that requires just a few small incisions.
Your specialist guides a laparoscope through a small incision. This surgical tube has a camera and light and projects real-time images onto an external screen. They insert slim surgical tools through the incisions to remove the targeted tissue.
Some hysterectomies can be performed through your vagina, and require no external incisions. Minimally invasive surgery is the preferred approach because it has a lower risk of bleeding and other complications, and enables a speedier recovery and quick return to your normal daily routines.
In some cases, a traditional open surgical approach is the best available option and requires a larger incision on your abdomen. During open surgery, your doctor makes every effort to displace as little healthy tissue as possible and create an incision line that is as slender and flat as possible.
Learn more about hysterectomy techniques during your one-on-one consultation at Antheia Gynecology, which you can book online or by phone today.