While removing an internal organ is rarely a first option, there can come a time when your well-being or even your life is at stake. For women in the Monroe, Michigan, area, Monroe OBGYN is the place to turn for medical conditions that may require removal of the uterus, or a hysterectomy. Dr. Martin Pakideh and Dr. Soudabeh Ahadi have extensive experience performing hysterectomies using the latest techniques to resolve serious health issues like abnormal bleeding and cancer. To learn more, call or use the online booking form.
Hysterectomy Q & A
What is a hysterectomy?
A hysterectomy is a procedure in which either Dr. Pakideh or Dr. Ahadi removes your uterus because of health concerns. Depending on the underlying cause of your medical issue, the doctors turn to one of the following types of hysterectomy:
In this procedure, they remove only the upper part of your uterus, keeping your cervix intact.
As the name suggests, in a total hysterectomy, your doctor removes your entire uterus, including your cervix.
This type of hysterectomy is the removal of your whole uterus, your cervix, the tissue surrounding your uterus, and the top part of your vagina. This surgery is largely reserved for cancer patients.
The Monroe OBGYN doctors may also recommend removal of your ovaries and/or your fallopian tubes if your condition warrants such measures.
Why would I need a hysterectomy?
In most cases, Drs. Ahadi and Pakideh recommend a hysterectomy if you have a condition that’s causing you pain, including:
- Uterine fibroids
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Uterine prolapse
- Abnormal bleeding
- Certain reproductive cancers (uterine, cervical, or ovarian)
- Adenomyosis, which is a thickening of your uterus
The most common reasons for a hysterectomy come back to the pain and bleeding that’s usually the result of fibroids or endometriosis.
How do you perform a hysterectomy?
Thanks to advances in surgical techniques, the doctors at Monroe OBGYN turn to minimally invasive surgery to perform a hysterectomy wherever possible. What this means is that your surgeon can remove your uterus using only a few small incisions through which they thread specialized tools and a camera.
The camera gives them a magnified 3D view of the area, and the tools translate the movement of your surgeon’s hands in these small spaces, offering incredible precision and accuracy.
In some cases, the doctors can even go in vaginally to remove your uterus, leaving you with no outward scarring.
If the doctors have diagnosed a larger problem, they may have to use traditional, open surgery to remove the organs.
Whatever the case, rest assured, that you’re in capable and experienced hands at Monroe OBGYN. To learn more about hysterectomy, call or use the online scheduler to request a consultation.