Hysterectomy Services at Drexel Gynecology
A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, which your doctor may recommend if you've been diagnosed with:
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- Fibroid tumors
- Pelvic prolapse
When a hysterectomy or removal of the internal reproductive organs is required, Drexel physicians remove the uterus through the vaginal canal. This procedure, the least invasive of hysterectomy procedures, requires no abdominal skin incision. Women with ovarian cysts, extensive endometriosis, large fibroids, unexplained pelvic pain or any condition requiring inspection of the internal organs during surgery, may not be candidates for this procedure.
In some cases, the surgeon may insert a small telescope, called a laparoscope, through an incision in the navel to see the pelvic organs. Also, additional instruments can be inserted through other, very small incisions in the abdomen. This is called a laparoscopically assisted hysterectomy, another type of minimally invasive surgery.
With these minimally invasive techniques, we're able to dramatically cut down on patient recovery time and complications. Other benefits from minimally invasive surgery include:
- Less scarring, tissue damage, and bleeding
- Smaller incisions that usually only take a stitch or two to close
- Minimal discomfort
- Less risk of infection
- Less time spent at the hospital
At Drexel Medicine, we believe less is more. For less recovery time, fewer follow-up visits, and fewer complications with your hysterectomy, choose Drexel Medicine.
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The information on these pages is provided for general information only and should not be used for diagnosis or treatment, or as a substitute for consultation with a physician or health care professional. If you have specific questions or concerns about your health, you should consult your health care professional.