Hysterectomies are the second most common female surgical procedure in the United States, surpassed only by C-sections. If you’re one of the 500,000 women who needs a hysterectomy this year, consult with experienced OB/GYN Pinky Ronen, MD, of Dr. Ronen OB/GYN in Houston. She evaluates your condition and recommends the least invasive method for you to achieve a fast, healthy recovery. Call her office or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool today.
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.
Dr. Ronen 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. Ronen discusses all treatment options with you so you can make an informed decision about whether a hysterectomy is the right step for you.
Dr. Ronen may recommend a total, partial, or radical hysterectomy. During a total hysterectomy, Dr. 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 Dr. Ronen 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, Dr. Ronen may recommend a radical hysterectomy.
In this procedure, she 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.
Many health conditions involving your reproductive organs can be treated with hysterectomy. These include:
A hysterectomy is necessary in many cases of gynecological cancer.
Dr. 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. Dr. Ronen carefully reviews 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.