Aspire For Women Obstetrics and Gynecology
Obstetrics & Gynecology serving Englewood and South Denver Area, CO
Years ago, hysterectomies were painful, invasive, and required a lengthy recovery period. But at Aspire For Women Obstetrics and Gynecology in Englewood, Colorado, Grace Holub, MD, and Leslie Scariano, MD, you receive your operation from an experienced physician. If you're considering a hysterectomy, let the team at Aspire For Women Obstetrics and Gynecology help you. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online.
Hysterectomy Q & A
What is a hysterectomy?
A hysterectomy is a surgery that removes all or part of your uterus. Sometimes, a hysterectomy removes the cervix or ovaries. Since hysterectomies remove the uterus, women who have this procedure can't become pregnant.
In the past, hysterectomies were a major surgical procedure. These surgeries often kept patients off their feet for weeks or months. Today, laparoscopic hysterectomy surgeries offer much simpler procedures. Women also usually recover more quickly and return to school or work sooner.
What conditions do hysterectomies treat?
You may need a hysterectomy if you have:
- Uterine fibroids
- Uterine or cervix cancer
- Uterine prolapse
- Abnormal bleeding
- Pelvic pain
Keep in mind that most gynecological conditions have many possible treatments. Surgery is rarely your only option, but if your symptoms don’t respond to other treatments, a hysterectomy may be your best bet.
During your consultation, your physician at Aspire For Women Obstetrics and Gynecology reviews your options. Your physician helps you weigh the risks and benefits of surgery. If you decide to have a hysterectomy, she provides in-depth care before and after your procedure.
What happens during a hysterectomy?
On the day of your procedure, a nurse shows you to an area where you can prepare for surgery. You change into a surgical gown and rest while your medical team gets ready. Your nurse gives you intravenous (IV) fluids and monitors your blood pressure.
Your physician at Aspire For Women Obstetrics and Gynecology meets with you before your procedure. You’ll have your vitals signs checked, and can ask any last-minute questions. Next, the anesthesiologist administers medications to make you sleep through the operation.
Once your surgery is over, you stay under observation in a special room. Most women who receive hysterectomies should plan to spend the night in the hospital. In some cases, you may go home the same day.
What kind of follow-up care will I receive?
In the weeks following your procedure, you’ll have regular appointments at Aspire For Women Obstetrics and Gynecology. Your physician examines your incisions and makes sure you're healing well. They will also let you know when it's safe to resume your normal activities.
Are you considering a hysterectomy? Let Aspire For Women Obstetrics and Gynecology provide the top-quality care you need. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online.
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