Hysterectomy to Treat GYN Conditions
The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, provides patients comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for gynecologic conditions and disorders. Our gynecologists and gynecologic oncologists are experienced in performing hysterectomies and offer robotic surgery options.
What is a Hysterectomy?
Hysterectomy is a surgery to remove the uterus or womb, known as a partial hysterectomy, or both the uterus and the cervix, known as a total hysterectomy. In some cases, the ovaries and fallopian tubes may also be removed. After a hysterectomy, you no longer have menstrual periods and cannot become pregnant.
How is a Hysterectomy performed?
Hysterectomy may be performed several different ways, including the following:
- Abdominal – completed through an incision in the lower belly area where the uterus and/or cervix is removed
- Vaginal – completed through an incision in the vagina where the uterus and/or cervix is removed
- Laparoscopic – performed with the aid of a laparoscope, an instrument with a thin, lighted tube and small camera that allows your doctor to see your pelvic organs
- Robotic surgery – performed with the aid of robotic arms and 3D technology for increased precision
Who should receive a Hysterectomy?
Hysterectomy is a surgery used in some cases of large or symptomatic conditions including:
- Uterine fibroids
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Abnormal uterine bleeding
- Gynecologic cancer
The specialists at The Institute for Gynecologic Care will evaluate the risk factors, your medical history and a thorough examination to help determine whether a hysterectomy is a suitable treatment option.