Nearly half a million women undergo a hysterectomy each year in the United States for the treatment of cancer, fibroids, endometriosis, or another type of gynecological issue. If you require a hysterectomy, the highly skilled doctors at Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology can help. With two locations in the Medical District of Fort Worth, Texas, you have an office nearby to schedule a hysterectomy evaluation. Book your appointment through the website or call either location directly.
A hysterectomy is generally the very last option when conservative treatments have failed or if you have a serious gynecological condition. Your doctor could recommend a hysterectomy if you have any of the following issues.
You might also need a hysterectomy if you have ovarian, cervical, or another type of gynecological precancer or cancer.
The compassionate doctors at Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology educate you about your diagnosis and all possible treatment avenues so that you can make informed decisions. Depending on the underlying condition, your doctor may recommend removing your uterus and cervix, which is most common with a hysterectomy.
In some cases, your Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology doctor only needs to remove your uterus, which leaves your cervix intact. This is known as a partial hysterectomy.
While less common, sometimes you need to have your ovaries removed during a hysterectomy, too. Because you’re going to enter menopause after ovary removal — they’re responsible for producing estrogen — typically ovaries are always left in place as long as they’re healthy.
Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology specializes in minimally invasive gynecological surgery, such as a laparoscopy, which results in less postoperative pain and a faster recovery. But a hysterectomy is still major surgery.
It’s important to give your body time to heal after a hysterectomy. You should plan to stay at home and take it easy for about two weeks. After that point, you can gradually start returning to low-impact activities, household chores, and work as you feel you can.
Full recovery from a hysterectomy can take about four to six weeks. Until your doctor at Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology clears you, you need to refrain from sexual intercourse, heavy lifting, and exercise.
If you need a hysterectomy, contact Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology today. You can conveniently schedule at the office nearest you either online or over the phone.