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Hysterectomy Specialist

Capital Women's Care

OBGYNs located in Rockville, MD

For women who no longer want biological children, hysterectomy surgery is the best option for relieving years of debilitating pain and bleeding caused by fibroids, endometriosis, and ovarian cysts. The OB-GYNs at Capital Women’s Care in Rockville, Maryland use the latest and most innovative surgical hysterectomy techniques to give women symptom relief with minimal discomfort and downtime. To find out if you’re a candidate for robotic-assisted hysterectomy, call or click to schedule an appointment today.

Hysterectomy Q&A

What is a hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that removes all or part of a woman’s uterus, or womb, through the vagina or an incision in the abdomen.

Depending on their condition, some women may be good candidates for robotic surgery, where your doctor performs the procedure using instruments passed through a minor abdominal incision.

A partial hysterectomy involves the removal of the uterus; a total hysterectomy involves the removal of the cervix as well. In some cases, it’s also necessary to remove the ovaries and fallopian tubes.

When is a hysterectomy necessary?

Doctors perform hysterectomies for many different gynecological reasons. A hysterectomy can be used to treat:

  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding: caused by ovarian cysts and other conditions
  • Cancer: gynecological cancer of the cervix or uterus depending on how advanced it is
  • Endometriosis: uterine lining tissue that grows where it’s not supposed to, often causing severe discomfort
  • Fibroids: benign uterine growths that cause pain and bleeding
  • Uterine prolapse: the descent of the uterus into the vagina after childbirth or with age

What types of hysterectomies are available?

At Capital Women’s Care, your course of treatment is individualized for your needs. Your doctor considers your age, lifestyle, and symptoms to determine which method of hysterectomy surgery is best for you.

Abdominal hysterectomy

During an abdominal hysterectomy, your doctor removes your uterus through an incision in the lower abdomen. This may be recommended for women with a larger uterus or when the doctor wants to look for other signs of disease.

Vaginal hysterectomy

With a vaginal hysterectomy, the uterus is removed through a small incision in the vagina. This method requires a shorter hospital stay, and you may experience a faster recovery, but may not be suitable for every woman.

Laparoscopic hysterectomy

Robot-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy allows your doctor to perform the surgery using long, thin surgical instruments inserted through a tiny abdominal incision. This is a good option for women with excessive scar tissue.

With improvements in tools and techniques, hysterectomy surgery is safer and less painful than ever before. Because the decision to undergo a hysterectomy a highly-personal one, your doctor discusses all of the risks and benefits of this and other treatment options to help you make the best choice for your long-term health and well-being.

To schedule an appointment with an OB-GYN specializing in all types of hysterectomy surgery, call or click today.