Dr. Ronen OB/GYN
OB/GYNs located in Houston, TX
Hysterectomy Q & A
What is a hysterectomy?
A hysterectomy is a procedure that removes your uterus, or womb. It’s recommended when you have a serious condition or disease of this organ.
Our doctors may recommend your entire uterus be removed and, in some cases, your ovaries and fallopian tubes, as well. Some women may need their cervix removed, especially in cases of uterine cancer.
Hysterectomies are highly individualized depending on your needs. Dr. Pinky Ronen or Dr. Itai Ronen, will discuss all treatment options with you so you can make an informed decision about whether a hysterectomy is the right step for you.
What are the types of hysterectomies?
Our doctors may recommend a total, partial, or radical hysterectomy. During a total hysterectomy, Dr. Pinky Ronen, or Dr. Itai Ronen, removes all of your uterus, including your cervix. A total hysterectomy may include removal of your ovaries and fallopian tubes.
A partial hysterectomy is when a doctor removes just the upper portion of your uterus, leaving the cervix intact. Your ovaries may be removed during a partial hysterectomy, depending on your particular case.
If you’re diagnosed with cervical or uterine cancer, our doctors may recommend a radical hysterectomy.
In this procedure, the doctor removes the entire uterus, cervix, tissue surrounding the cervix, and the upper part of your vagina. A radical hysterectomy sometimes includes removal of the ovaries and fallopian tubes.
Why would I need a hysterectomy?
Many health conditions involving your reproductive organs can be treated with hysterectomy. These include:
- Uterine fibroids
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Abdominal uterine bleeding
- Chronic pelvic pain
A hysterectomy is necessary in many cases of gynecological cancer.
What happens during a hysterectomy?
Dr. Pinky Ronen or Dr. Itai Ronen may recommend either an abdominal or vaginal hysterectomy. An abdominal hysterectomy may be done in a traditional, open manner or laparoscopically, using small incisions, tiny instruments, and a lighted camera for a clear view.
In a vaginal hysterectomy, the uterus is removed through the vagina and there’s no abdominal incision. Not all cases of hysterectomy can be done vaginally. Our doctors carefully review your situation to determine the best course for the procedure.
If you have a condition for which a hysterectomy may be necessary, call Dr. Ronen OB/GYN or book an appointment online today.
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