Obstetricians & Gynecologists located in Winter Park, FL
As many as 500,000 women undergo a hysterectomy per year. If you have a medical reason for needing a hysterectomy, the team at Alliance Obstetrics & Gynecology and The Center for Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology in Winter Park, Florida, can help. Our physicians offer the most minimally invasive options possible for your personal situation and will support you prior to, during, and after surgery. If you' want to learn more about having a hysterectomy, schedule your consultation with us. You can book online or by phone.
During a hysterectomy, your uterus is removed and sometimes the fallopian tubes and ovaries are as well. There are several types of hysterectomies, including:
Your symptoms and condition determine exactly what type of hysterectomy you undergo and which surgical approach your doctor will take.
While many conditions can be treated conservatively with medications or devices, sometimes surgery is recommended. Some conditions treated by hysterectomy include:
The physicians at Alliance Obstetrics & Gynecology Group will review all of your treatment options with you before resorting to a hysterectomy, but sometimes a hysterectomy is the best treatment option available.
Dr. Worley and Dr. Silva prioritize using minimally invasive techniques to perform a hysterectomy. Minimally invasive techniques, such as laparoscopy and vaginal surgery, are usually superior because they result in less pain, reduced scarring, less blood loss, and a faster recovery. Sometimes, however, an incision across the lower pelvis (known as an abdominal hysterectomy) is needed. Depending on your situation, your physician can determine which surgical approach will be best for you.
Most women spend between 1 and 2 nights in the hospital following a hysterectomy, depending on if it was abdominal (like a c-section incision) or minimally invasive (laparoscopic or vaginal). Every woman is different, but it usually takes about between 2 and 6 weeks to fully recover. During this time, certain work and activity restrictions may apply. The physicians at Alliance Obstetrics & Gynecology will review your post-operative instructions before your surgery is even scheduled so you can plan accordingly. Your personal healing path, type of hysterectomy, and lifestyle habits dictate when you can resume work and activity.
To learn more about hysterectomy and whether it’s the right treatment option for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Worley or Dr. Silva at Alliance Obstetrics & Gynecology and The Center for Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology.