Rely on Rock Hill GYN & OB for comprehensive women’s care services. We proudly provide high-quality healthcare for women of all ages in both Rock Hill and Fort Mill, SC. There are certain conditions and instances where a hysterectomy is necessary. Our board-certified surgeons perform hysterectomy in a safe environment. We invite you to contact us to learn more about our approach and to schedule an appointment.
What is a Hysterectomy?
This major surgical procedure removes the organ called the uterus, also known as the womb, which is located in a woman’s pelvis and is where a fetus develops during pregnancy. Hysterectomy requires an incision to be made in the abdomen. In some instances, it can also be performed laparoscopically, which is less invasive.
After you have hysterectomy surgery, you will no longer menstruate, nor will you be able to become pregnant. This is a big change but rest assured that you will only be recommended to have a hysterectomy if it is deemed to be the most effective and beneficial way to treat your condition.
Types of Hysterectomy
This detailed surgery can be performed in more than one way depending on the condition being treated. There are three different type of hysterectomy surgery that remove all or part of the uterus.
- Supracervical Hysterectomy—Removal of only the upper part of the uterus.
- Total Hysterectomy – Removal of the uterus and cervix.
- Radical Hysterectomy – Removal of the uterus and cervix as well as the surrounding tissue and the top part of the vagina. This is only recommended when cancer has been diagnosed.
During your hysterectomy, it may also be necessary to take out the ovaries as well as the fallopian tubes. This is called a hysterectomy and bilateral salpingectomy-oophorectomy. We will discuss all of the details of your surgery with you in straightforward and digestible manner to ensure you understand what to expect and how to prepare.
Why Have a Hysterectomy?
When your gynecologist recommends undergoing hysterectomy surgery, it is because all other options for treatment have already been explored. Our goal for treatment is to help you move forward with a new sense of health and comfort. The most common reason for a hysterectomy is to treat persistent uterine fibroids. Although they are non-cancerous, these masses can result in severe symptoms including pelvic pain and continued, heavy bleeding. Additional conditions that may best be treated by having a hysterectomy include:
- Uterine prolapse
- Unexplained uterine bleeding
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Gynecologic cancer
Schedule an Appointment
The medical team at Rock Hill GYN & OB is dedicated to delivering patient-centered care. You can feel confident that we always have your best interest at heart. Contact our office to schedule an appointment so you can commence your path to better health.