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Hysterectomy Specialist

Elite Women's Care

Obstetricians & Gynecologists located in Hoffman Estates, IL

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.

Hysterectomy Q & A

What is a hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is a type of women’s health surgery to remove your uterus and sometimes other reproductive organs, such as your:

  • Ovaries
  • Fallopian tubes
  • Cervix
  • Lymph nodes

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. 

Why would I need a hysterectomy?

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:

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Heavy uterine bleeding
  • Endometriosis
  • Adenomyosis

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.

What are the types of hysterectomies?

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:

Vaginal hysterectomy

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.

Laparoscopic hysterectomy

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.

da Vinci robotic surgery

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. 

What are the advantages of a da Vinci hysterectomy?

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:

  • Fewer days in the hospital
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer complications
  • Less need for pain relievers
  • A speedier recovery
  • Minimal scarring

To fully explore all of your options for a hysterectomy, call the team at Elite Women's Care or book a consultation online.