Hysterectomy also known as, uterus removal surgery is generally required when the uterus develops defects such as fibroids. or if the woman is facing problems like heavy bleeding and pain during periods.
Hysterectomy at Thanawala’s
At Thanawalas, we always try to understand the underlying reason for the uterine problem and suggest a corrective treatment. To confirm the need of a hysterectomy we use various diagnosis like MRI, Ultra-sound or hysteroscopy. Different ways of doing a hysterectomy are
- Laparoscopic or keyhole Surgery: The surgery is done via 3-4 small keyhole incisions on the abdomen. There is no big scar and the patient is discharged after 2 days and can join work in a few weeks.
- Vaginal Hysterectomy: The uterus is removed through the vagina, especially in the cases of uterine prolapse. If required, a vaginal repair is also done in the same sitting.
- Open Abdominal Hysterectomy: Was done for large uteri but now with the advanced laparoscopic procedures generally not resorted to.
Post Surgery Patient Review
Mrs. Chinta Pandey Shares her review after undergoing a Hysterctomy Surgery at Thanawala Maternity Home & IVF Clinic, Vashi
For 6 weeks avoid anything which increases intra-abdominal pressure- like lifting heavy objects and squatting
Don’t feel any different- but if ovaries are removed you may need hormone replacement therapy.
Generally 60 – 90 minutes
No -if ovaries are not removed then there is no hormonal reason for weight gain. If you decide to only eat and don’t exercise after a hysterectomy – you will gain weight.
For Laparoscopic Hysterectomy 2 nights.
For Vaginal or open Hysterectomy – Generally 3-4 nights.
Problems like heavy bleeding – irregular bleeding, tumors of the uterus or ovaries or prolapse of the uterus are the common reasons for a hysterectomy
You stop getting periods because the organ that bleeds is removed, Only if the ovaries are also removed you go into menopause – only removing the uterus does not affect the hormones.