Hysterectomy (Uterus Removal Surgery): Purpose, Surgery, Risks, Recovery | Yashoda Hospitals

Hysterectomy (Uterus Removal Surgery): Purpose, Surgery, Risks, Recovery | Yashoda Hospitals


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regular notifications. Hysterectomy Did you know? Hysterectomy is the most common surgery performed in women. What is hysterectomy? Hysterecomy is a procedure to remove a woman’s uterus. Why hysterectomy? Hysterectomy can be recommended for: Prolapsed uterus Fibroids in the uterus Overgrowth of the uterus Cancer of the ovaries, cervix, or uterus Chronic pelvic pain Types of hysterectomy Based on the extent of uterus removal: Partial hysterectomy: Upper portion of the uterus is removed. Complete or total hysterectomy: Uterus and the cervix is removed. Hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy: Uterus, cervix, fallopian tubes, and ovaries are removed. Radical hysterectomy: Uterus, cervix, ovaries, fallopian tubes, upper vagina, and lymph nodes are removed. Surgical approaches for hysterectomy Open surgery Total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH) is done through a 5-inch incision in the lower abdomen. Vaginal hysterectomy is done through a small incision at the top of the vagina. Is open surgery the only option for hysterectomy? No Technological advances have brought minimally invasive procedures: Laparoscopic surgery and Robotic surgery Laparoscopic Hysterectomy is performed through key-hole incisions in the vagina and/or abdomen. Laparoscopic vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) Laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LSH) Robotic hysterectomy A high-precision surgery performed to remove the uterus using well-controlled robotic tools and visual assistance. Robotic surgery is opted over open surgery because of: Smaller incision Lesser postoperative pain Faster recovery Shorter hospital stay Fewer complications Better clinical outcomes Which procedure offers less hospital stay? Hospital stay for hysterectomy Minimally invasive surgery – 1.6 days Open surgery – 3.9 days Are there any complications? Hysterectomy is a safe surgical procedure, but has a few minor complications like: Infections Fever Incisional bleeding Bowel damage Deep vein thrombosis Preparing for a hysterectomy Preparation should start a month before with Weight management, well-balanced diet, adequate rest, regular exercise Precautions after hysterectomy Avoid lifting weights for at least six weeks. Abstain from intercourse Take adequate rest Visit your doctor regularly [Music]

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