Obstetrics, Gynecology, Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery located in Midtown Manhattan, New York, NY & Flushing, NY
A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that removes your uterus. It’s the second most common surgical procedure women undergo in the United States, only preceded by the cesarean section. Women’s health and surgical expert Robert Berg, MD, at Arcadia Ob/Gyn, performs hysterectomies using the most advanced tools and techniques to minimize pain, scarring, and recovery. To get answers to all of your gynecological questions, call the New York City office in Midtown Manhattan, New York, today to schedule an appointment, or use the online booking button.
Hysterectomy Q & A
What is a hysterectomy?
A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that removes your uterus, also known as the womb. In some instances, removal of your ovaries and fallopian tubes also takes place during a hysterectomy. After removing your uterus, you no longer menstruate.
Why would I need a hysterectomy?
A hysterectomy may be a very common surgical procedure, but it’s still considered major surgery and may not be the first recommended treatment for your gynecological concern.
Dr. Berg at Arcadia Ob/Gyn works closely with you to develop the most effective treatment plan that meets your health and wellness needs. Only after you’ve tried and failed to get relief from your symptoms with conservative measures is a hysterectomy recommended.
Common gynecological conditions that may benefit from a hysterectomy include:
- Heavy or unusual menstrual bleeding
- Uterine prolapse
The only exception may be gynecological cancer, such as uterine or ovarian. A hysterectomy may be considered your first and the best course of action.
How is a hysterectomy performed?
Dr. Berg is a skilled gynecologic surgeon who utilizes the most advanced techniques when possible, to perform your hysterectomy. The most common procedures include:
The abdominal hysterectomy is the most traditional procedure and requires a large incision through your abdomen to gain access to your uterus for removal.
The vaginal hysterectomy is less invasive than an abdominal hysterectomy. During this procedure, Dr. Berg makes a small incision through your vaginal wall for removal of your uterus.
A laparoscopic hysterectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that utilizes a small surgical camera and tiny incisions in the abdomen for removal of your uterus.
The robotic hysterectomy is the most advanced minimally invasive surgical procedure. To perform the procedure, Dr. Berg utilizes the da Vinci® surgical system, which is equipped with a high-resolution viewing screen and miniature surgical tools that he controls from a special console to view and remove your uterus.
While Dr. Berg prefers the less invasive surgical procedures to minimize your risk and recovery, he determines the best surgical method for you based on your need for the hysterectomy, overall health, and surgical history.
What can I expect after a hysterectomy?
As noted, you no longer menstruate after a hysterectomy. If you have your ovaries removed too, you may also go through menopause. While your hysterectomy may provide you with relief from the underlying gynecological condition requiring the surgery, many women feel a sense of loss after surgery.
Dr. Berg can monitor your physical and mental health following your hysterectomy and provide any necessary care to improve your sense of well-being.
To schedule a consultation with the surgical expert at Arcadia Ob/Gyn to discuss your hysterectomy, call the office or book online today.