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Hysterectomy Surgery

Hysterectomy is a common surgical procedure, used to remove the uterus in females. With the Hysterectomy surgery, your ability to become pregnant loses and you no longer menstruate. In Hysterectomy, the surrounding organs and tissues i.e. Fallopian Tubes and Ovaries can also be removed. It may take 4-6 weeks for you to recover properly. However, the recovery depends on the type of Hysterectomy you have undergone.  

Types of Hysterectomy

  • Total Hysterectomy: It includes removing the womb and cervix.
  • Subtotal Hysterectomy: The womb is removed in this type.
  • Total Hysterectomy with Bilateral Salpingo-oophorectomy: This entails the removal of the womb, cervix, fallopian tubes, and ovaries.
  • Radical Hysterectomy: Extensive procedure removing the uterus, cervix, fallopian tubes, ovaries, lymph glands, part of the vagina, and surrounding fatty tissue.

Reasons for Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy is recommended in various situations, including:

  • Abnormal Bleeding
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Fibroids
  • Cancer

Procedure of Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy surgery is performed through three approaches:

  1. Abdominal Hysterectomy: Involves a large incision on the abdomen to extract the uterus.
  2. Vaginal Hysterectomy: A smaller incision inside the vagina is made for removal.
  3. Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: Utilizes several small abdominal incisions, and a laparoscope guides the step-by-step dissection and removal of the uterus.

Indications for Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy may be recommended in cases such as:

  • Heavy Periods
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cancer of the Fallopian Tubes
  • Long-term Pelvic Pain
  • Fibroids (Non-cancerous Tumors)

In all instances, consulting with a skilled surgeon is crucial for timely and appropriate medical intervention

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