Hysterectomy is an operation to remove the uterus. After surgery, you will no longer have menstrual periods and will not be able to become pregnant irrespective of the age. Hysterectomy may involve removal of uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes and cervix depending on the patient condition and disease. This procedure is performed frequently among the age group of 40-50.
Reasons for this surgery include abnormal bleeding, uterine prolapse (which is a sliding of the uterus from its normal position into the vaginal canal), uterine fibroids (cause pain, bleeding, or other problems) and cancer of the uterus, cervix, or ovaries cancer. Recovery usually takes four to six weeks, depending on the type of surgery you have.
The doctor may suggest an ultrasound, which may show the size of uterine fibroids, endometrial polyps or ovarian cysts. Tests to check for cancer, which could change your surgeon's approach to surgery these include:
Cervical cytology: It detects the presence of abnormal cervical cells or cervical cancer
Endometrial biopsy: It detects abnormal cells in the uterine lining or endometrial cancer
Different kinds of hysterectomy
Our skilled doctors at the FirstCure doctor will discuss which type of hysterectomy is needed depending on your condition. This will determine if your fallopian tubes and/or ovaries need to be removed.
Total Hysterectomy: Removing the uterus and cervix, but leaving the ovaries.
TotalSupracervical Hysterectomy: Removing just the upper part of the uterus while leaving the cervix.
TotalTotal Hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy: Removing the uterus, cervix, fallopian tubes (salpingectomy) and ovaries (oophorectomy). If you haven't experienced menopause, removing the ovaries will start menopausal symptoms.
TotalRadical Hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy: The removal of the uterus, cervix, fallopian tubes, ovaries, the upper portion of the vagina and some surrounding tissue and lymph nodes. This type of hysterectomy is performed when cancer is involved.
The type of hysterectomy performed and the technique used to perform the procedure will be determined by our doctors, based upon your particular situation.
Open (Abdominal) Hysterectomy:
The uterus is removed through a six- to eight-inch-long incision in your abdomen. The incision is made either from your belly button to your pubic bone or across the top of your public hairline. This generally requires a longer hospital stay (two or three days) and a longer recovery time.
A laparoscope (a thin tube with a video camera on the end) is inserted in the lower abdomen through a small incision in or near the belly button. Surgical tools are inserted through few other small incisions. Some people go home the same day or after one night in the hospital. Full recovery is shorter and less painful than an abdominal Hysterectomy.
Advantages of having a hysterectomy
Having a hysterectomy can help you live a more enjoyable life, especially if you suffer from constant pelvic pain or heavy and irregular bleeding. If you're at a higher risk for uterine cancer, a hysterectomy can lower this risk and potentially be life-saving.
We understand that a surgery need can be stressful that’s why we want you to focus only on getting better and leave everything else to us. We simplify your surgery experience by bringing together:
We have some of the best surgeons who are highly reputed, skilled with most modern procedures and have atleast 10 years of experience. You can be rest assured of being in safe hands at all times.
We use the most advanced surgical procedures like laser, laparascopic and other minimal invasive procedures to ensure most convenient treatments, faster recovery and best results.
Our services are reasonably priced to make them accessible to the masses. We offer multiple payment options, no cost EMIs, discounted diagnostics tests while supporting a wide range of insurance policies.
FirstCure Assistant will assist you at every step from booking consultations, second opinions, arranging diagnostic tests, insurance approvals and related paperwork, admission to discharge and post-surgery follow-up consultation.
At FirstCure, our mission is to make your recovery process as simple, safe, care-filled and affordable as possible. Here’s how:
As each ailment requires a unique approach, get the right guidance from expert doctors and diagnostics to determine the surgical treatment.
Choose one of the FirstCure network hospitals and package curated for every budget and the day of surgery.
The access to advanced technology and doctor’s with in-depth surgical experience will ensure a fast recovery. Make use of our post-surgery free consultations for greater satisfaction for a smooth transition to your routines.
To schedule an appointment, you can either call us or send us an email at email@example.com. Our team will assist you in scheduling an appointment with one of FirstCure specialist doctors based on your medical condition.
FirstCure Counsellor will discuss and understand your condition and help you in planning your OPD and will connect you with the best surgeon based on your needs. Basis the Consultation with the surgeon, our Counsellor will guide you in choosing the best treatment option, package and hospital.
FirstCure only offers elective surgical procedures in various specializations which can be planned and scheduled in advance to take place on a particular day. It does not provide any kind of emergency services or equipped to handle trauma situations.
Yes, FirstCure Counsellor will assist you in consulting with the surgeons online through a call from anywhere and discuss their health condition. Basis the discussions, our doctor may prescribe the necessary medication and diagnostic tests.
Absolutely, FirstCure Counsellor can arrange a second opinion from one of its expert doctors. The appointment process will work similarly to how a new consultation happens. The doctor will review your case history (prescriptions, medications, test reports etc.) and confirm the treatment or recommend an alternative course. We can also arrange a second opinion from another FirstCure doctor after consultation with one of our doctors.
Your dedicated FirstCure Assistant will assist you at every step from organizing the surgery, handling insurance approvals and related paperwork, admission to discharge formalities and post-surgery follow-up consultation.
Our partner hospitals have a large variety of insurers empaneled with them because of which we are able to support cashless treatments in most of the cases. If you have a health insurance coverage for your surgery, depending on the insurance type and terms and conditions of the policy, we will assist you in all the paperwork required for cashless approvals and reimbursements. We ensure that the maximum possible amount gets approved and quickly.
No, FirstCure does not own or operate any hospital. It has partnered with hospitals which have the infrastructure to support our modern treatments where FirstCure surgeons perform the surgeries.