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Hysterectomy Specialist

Women's Health Specialists, PLLC

OBGYNs located in Murfreesboro, TN

A hysterectomy removes your uterus and possibly your cervix too. Women’s Health Specialists, PLLC, located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, offers hysterectomy surgery using the daVinci® robotic system for extreme precision, less scarring, and less pain after the operation. If you have a gynecologic condition and are considering a hysterectomy for treatment, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Hysterectomy Q & A

What is a hysterectomy?

Hysterectomy is a surgery to remove your uterus, which can treat many serious uterine conditions. Without a uterus, you can’t get pregnant, which is something to consider while comparing your options for treatment. 

Hysterectomy is often the best option after trying other treatments that weren’t as effective as you’d hoped. 

At Women’s Health Specialists PLLC, the team performs hysterectomy surgery using the daVinci® robotic system. Robotic surgery gives your surgeon extra precision and control while performing the surgery because they control the robot’s movements with a 3D computer system. 

The arms of the robotic system hold small tools that can reach through small incisions near your belly button. With daVinci robotic surgery, you can enjoy smaller scars, less postoperative pain, less blood loss, and a shorter stay in the hospital. 

Besides an abdominal hysterectomy with the daVinci system, you can also get a vaginal hysterectomy that doesn’t require incisions. Instead, your surgeon removes the organ through your vaginal canal. 

Why might I need a hysterectomy?

Hysterectomy is a permanent treatment option for many women’s health conditions. It’s usually not a life-saving surgery, but it can offer you significant improvements for certain symptoms or even resolve them altogether. 

A few of the most common reasons to get a hysterectomy are:

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Uterine cancer

Fibroids are the most common reason people have hysterectomies. However, depending on the reason for considering a hysterectomy, you will probably have other options for treatment that don’t involve removing your uterus. 

The team at Women’s Health Specialists helps you weigh your options. Many women delay hysterectomies until they’re ready to stop having children.

What should I expect after my hysterectomy?

Following your hysterectomy, you will have discomfort for a few days. You can expect some discharge and spotting, which you can control with sanitary pads. The team prescribes or recommends medication to relieve your discomfort during the recovery.

While not able to go back to your full activity level right away after a hysterectomy, you should try to move around as often as you can and avoid over-resting. 

The Women’s Health Specialists team, PLLC, gives you detailed instructions to follow and will see you for one or more follow-up visits after your surgery. 

There are many details to consider while contemplating getting a hysterectomy. To find out more about the surgery and what to expect, call Women’s Health Specialists, PLLC, or schedule an appointment online today.