If you’re among the 500,000 American women who will need a hysterectomy this year, Carlos Hernandez, MD, can help. Visit his OB/GYN practice in Pasadena, Texas, for an evaluation to determine if hysterectomy is the right course of treatment for you. Dr. Carlos Hernandez Obstetrics and Gynecology also provides this surgical procedure and supports you pre- and post-surgery. Call the office or book online to learn more about hysterectomy as a treatment option.
A hysterectomy is a surgery to remove your uterus. Along with the uterus, you may also have the ovaries, cervix, and fallopian tubes removed as well. Your symptoms and condition determine exactly what type of hysterectomy you undergo.
Hysterectomies vary in their extensiveness. You may undergo one of several types, including:
A radical hysterectomy is usually only recommended in cases of uterine or cervical cancer.
When conservative treatments fail to resolve certain gynecological conditions, a hysterectomy may be the best course of treatment. Women’s health concerns that may require a hysterectomy include:
Explore all your treatment options before resorting to a hysterectomy. Dr. Hernandez can help educate you on your options so that you’re comfortable with your health decisions.
Dr. Hernandez prioritizes using minimally invasive techniques to perform a hysterectomy. Minimally invasive techniques, such as laparoscopy, result in less pain, reduced scarring, less blood loss, and a faster recovery.
Dr. Hernandez determines whether you’d benefit from an abdominal or vaginal approach to remove your uterus and any additional organs. He’ll make just a few incisions and use tiny instruments to remove the uterus.
Typically, you’ll need to spend one night in the hospital following a hysterectomy. Every woman is different, but it usually takes about six weeks to fully recover. Talk to Dr. Hernandez and the expert team at his office about what to expect in the weeks following your surgery.
To learn more about hysterectomy and whether it’s the right course of treatment for you, call the office or schedule an appointment using this website.