A hysterectomy is an effective procedure to treat painful or heavy periods, uterine fibroids, and other uncomfortable and dangerous gynecologic issues. With convenient locations in Alpharetta, Atlanta, Canton, and Cumming, Georgia, the experienced team at Roswell ObGyn, LLC provides comprehensive care to determine whether a hysterectomy is right for you. Call the clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that the Roswell ObGyn, LLC team performs to remove the uterus. During this procedure, the Roswell ObGyn, LLC team removes the uterus and may also remove the ovaries and fallopian tubes. You can no longer get pregnant after a hysterectomy.
Removing the uterus can help treat numerous conditions that affect the reproductive system. The team may recommend this procedure if nonsurgical treatments cannot relieve your symptoms.
A hysterectomy can relieve discomfort from many conditions and painful uterine symptoms, such as:
The team typically recommends nonsurgical interventions before performing hysterectomies. If nonsurgical treatments are ineffective or your condition is life-threatening, a hysterectomy may be the only option to treat the issue.
There are multiple types of hysterectomies, including:
The most common type of hysterectomy, this procedure involves completely removing the uterus and cervix. Sometimes, the team may remove the fallopian tubes and ovaries during a total hysterectomy.
Also called a supracervical hysterectomy, this type of hysterectomy involves removing the upper part of the uterus while leaving the cervix intact.
This procedure is more extensive than a total or partial hysterectomy. It involves removing the uterus, cervix, the upper part of the vagina, and the surrounding tissues, including the lymph nodes.
Recovery after a hysterectomy can take 6-8 weeks. While you may feel relief from your original symptoms soon after the procedure, your body undergoes many changes. Once your period ends, you enter menopause. You may experience vaginal dryness, low libido, and other uncomfortable symptoms.
A hysterectomy can also increase your risk of health complications, such as osteoporosis and heart disease. The team works with you to ensure a smooth recovery and reduce your risk of complications.
A hysterectomy is often the best treatment for advanced gynecologic issues. Call Roswell ObGyn, LLC today or schedule an appointment online to determine if a hysterectomy is right for you.