Chronic pain from conditions like uterine fibroids or endometriosis can reduce your quality of life. When pain and complications threaten your reproductive health, it may be time to consider a hysterectomy. At Swor Women’s Care in Sarasota, Florida, Michael Swor, MD, FPMRS, offers comprehensive hysterectomy options, including minimally invasive laparoscopic surgeries. Find out if a hysterectomy is the right step for you by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Swor and his staff online or by phone today.
A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove your uterus. In some cases, the procedure may also involve the removal of your fallopian tubes and ovaries.
Once you undergo surgery, you no longer have monthly menstrual cycles and you can’t become pregnant. If you lose your ovaries during a hysterectomy, you also go into menopause.
There are a number of reasons for a hysterectomy. Your Swor Women’s Care can determine if the procedure is right for you based on your individual needs. Chronic conditions that can’t be successfully treated with other therapies may require a hysterectomy. These conditions include:
A hysterectomy may also be necessary if you have reproductive cancer in the uterus, ovaries, or cervix.
In many cases, a hysterectomy is a last-resort treatment option for a condition and is only recommended in an emergency or if you’re done having children.
Dr. Swor can perform a hysterectomy in several ways. He may opt to remove your uterus and other reproductive organs through the vagina. He may also use a minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure, making small incisions in your abdomen to access your organs.
Regardless of the method, you can expect to receive sedation to keep you relaxed during the procedure.
Following a vaginal hysterectomy, you’ll need to recover from the sedation briefly before going home to rest for 2-3 days. If you have a laparoscopic procedure, you may need additional time for your incisions to heal before you can return to your usual routine.
It’s normal to experience some bleeding and vaginal discharge for several weeks after your surgery. Dr. Swor may limit your activities, including sex and tampon use, until you heal fully from a hysterectomy.
You may also experience a range of emotions due to the end of your reproductive years. Your Swor Women’s Care provider can provide you with resources and support to address both your physical and emotional health following a hysterectomy.
If you need a hysterectomy, schedule a consultation with the experienced team at Swor Women’s Care online or by phone today.