Each year, nearly a half-million women in the United States have hysterectomies. Elite Women’s Care in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, uses the state-of-the-art da Vinci® robotic system to provide minimally invasive surgery for a hysterectomy. They understand the importance of getting back to your normal daily routine as soon as possible. Find out more about your options for a hysterectomy by calling the office or booking an appointment online.
A hysterectomy is a type of women’s health surgery to remove your uterus and sometimes other reproductive organs, such as your:
You cannot become pregnant after a hysterectomy. You also stop having your period since you no longer have a uterus, which makes a hysterectomy an effective solution to stop heavy bleeding.
A hysterectomy may be necessary to address a health issue when other treatments haven’t resolved your symptoms. The team of experienced gynecology practitioners at Elite Women's Care may recommend a hysterectomy for conditions such as:
Elite Women's Care also recommends a hysterectomy for uterine prolapse, a condition where the uterus slips down into the vagina. Hysterectomy is also used to treat cancer of the uterus, cervix, ovaries, or endometrium.
If you need a hysterectomy, your practitioner at Elite Women's Care discusses the different types of surgeries, as there are a few ways to perform the procedure. These include:
Your practitioner goes in through your vagina and performs the surgery with laparoscopic devices, so you have no visible scars. Recovery takes around 3-4 weeks.
After making a few minor incisions in your abdomen or vagina, your practitioner uses a camera-equipped device called a laparoscope and long surgical instruments to perform your surgery. Your recovery time is 3-4 weeks.
Your practitioner makes several tiny abdominal incisions using small surgical instruments on the ends of robotic arms. During your surgery, a camera provides a real-time 3D view of the inside of your abdomen and your surgeon is in complete control of the robotic arms.
Surgery with the da Vinci robotic system is a procedure that requires much smaller incisions than traditional open surgery. Research shows that this type of hysterectomy may offer a number of advantages over open surgery, such as:
To fully explore all of your options for a hysterectomy, call the team at Elite Women's Care or book a consultation online.