Over 450,000 hysterectomies are performed each year in the United States, making it the most common procedure undergone by women besides C-section. If your doctor has told you that you need a hysterectomy, it’s important to know that hysterectomy isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution and you deserve a second opinion. The specialized surgeons on the MIRI team can work with you to develop a custom treatment plan that may include diet and lifestyle interventions, hormonal therapies and surgical hysterectomy alternatives like dilation and curettage (D&C), endometrial ablation and hysteroscopy. If your surgeon decides that hysterectomy is, in fact, the right option for you, MIRI offers minimally invasive hysterectomy that will have you recovering and back to work and life weeks sooner than traditional hysterectomy.
Different Types Of Hysterectomy Surgeries
Hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that removes all or part of the uterus. There are a few different types of hysterectomy:
- A partial hysterectomy removes just the upper part of the uterus while leaving the cervix in place.
- Total hysterectomy removes the whole uterus and the cervix.
- Radical hysterectomy removes the whole uterus, the tissue on both sides of the cervix, and the upper part of the vagina.
Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy
Although a hysterectomy can be done with a minimally invasive procedure, it is still considered a major surgery and requires a surgical incision. It is performed in our outpatient surgery center and the recovery time is much less than a traditional hysterectomy – most women are able to return back to work in less than one week.
The Difference Minimally Invasive Makes
- Usually back to work in less than one week
- Less pain, less visible scarring
- Decreased risk of infection
- Patient Coordinators to walk you through your experience
- Go home the same day as your surgery
- Avoid the high costs of a hospital stay
- Less stress and anxiety
- Less disruption of your family life
- Specialized doctors and staff who offer a custom patient experience before, during and after your procedure