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Learn More About Same-Day Discharge Hysterectomies

A hysterectomy is often thought of as an invasive surgery that requires weeks of recovery time. While this approach is still sometimes necessary, technology now allows us an easier option. At Houston Obstetrics & Gynecology, we offer same-day discharge hysterectomies to our patients. This option results in shorter hospital stays, less pain, and fewer complications. If you have questions about hysterectomies, be sure to speak with our Houston, TX team. We’re happy to address your concerns and give you the information you need. Learn more about hysterectomies and how we can help you.

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The Benefits of a Hysterectomy

Those who undergo hysterectomies experience numerous benefits from the procedure. For one, this surgery can address a range of conditions that may not have been effectively treated by other means. Hysterectomies are used especially often in cases of cancer. Other benefits of a hysterectomy surgery include:

  • Relief from bleeding
  • Alleviate discomfort from fibroids or endometriosis
  • Address symptoms such as pelvic pain
  • Peace of mind
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The Benefits of a Hysterectomy

Those who undergo hysterectomies experience numerous benefits from the procedure. For one, this surgery can address a range of conditions that may not have been effectively treated by other means. Hysterectomies are used especially often in cases of cancer. Other benefits of a hysterectomy surgery include:

  • Relief from bleeding
  • Alleviate discomfort from fibroids or endometriosis
  • Address symptoms such as pelvic pain
  • Peace of mind

A Leading Laparoscopic Surgeon in Houston

Our surgeon, Dr. Sandoval, is a leading gynecological expert in Houston. He has been featured in Houstonian Magazine as a top area doctor, and he’s completed advanced training at Baylor College of Medicine. With expertise in laparoscopic, robotic, and minimally-invasive procedures, he has even trained young surgeons in proper techniques, both nationally and internationally. Dr. Sandoval utilizes the cutting-edge da Vinci system, an automated surgical tool that only functions with direct input from a surgeon.

What to Expect During a Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

During your laparoscopic hysterectomy, your surgical team will remove the uterus through three tiny incisions in the abdomen. This procedure is very common and does not typically require extensive recovery time. In fact, most patients can go home right after the 60-minute surgery. Same-day discharge is not only more convenient for you but is also less costly and involves fewer complications. We do ask that you return after 10 days for a routine checkup.

When Is a Hysterectomy Performed?

Hysterectomies are performed for a variety of reasons. You may need a hysterectomy if you deal with indications such as pelvic pain, heavy menstrual bleeding, fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse, or cancer. Any condition that affects the reproductive area but doesn’t respond to other treatments may require a hysterectomy. Speak with our team, and we’ll help you decide if surgery is the best treatment option.

How Is a Hysterectomy Performed?

There are several types of hysterectomy we can perform. Depending on your unique circumstances, our team will recommend the best procedure for you. Rest assured, our surgeon has years of experience with each surgery and will make sure all your questions are answered before proceeding. Here’s a brief overview of the types of hysterectomy:

 

  • Vaginal Hysterectomy: During this procedure, your surgeon will remove the uterus through the vagina. This type of hysterectomy does not require any incisions, and most patients experience shorter healing times compared to similar procedures.
  • Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy: If you’re concerned about scarring, be sure to ask about this type of hysterectomy. During this procedure, your surgeon will make small incisions through which the uterus is removed. This process eliminates the need for opening the abdominal cavity.
  • Robotic Hysterectomy: A robotic hysterectomy is a minimally-invasive option that uses automated equipment to streamline the procedure. This technology allows for better control, precision, and flexibility during the surgery.
  • Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: This type of hysterectomy uses a laparoscope to see the inside of the body during the procedure. Once your surgeon has a complete view of your abdominal area, they can remove the uterus through the vagina.
  • Laparoscopic-Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy: During this procedure, your surgeon will use a laparoscope to view the inside of the uterus. Then, the uterus, cervix, and fallopian tubes can all be removed through the vagina.

Reach Out to Us for More Information

If you’re concerned that you may need a hysterectomy, don’t hesitate to talk to the team at Houston Obstetrics & Gynecology. Our leading surgeon is here to discuss your situation and find potential solutions. Our professional staff can answer all your questions and make sure you’re educated about any procedures you may need to undergo. Feel free to ask us about the timeline of the procedure, the hysterectomy cost, and more. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

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