A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that removes a woman’s uterus. There are many reasons why a woman may have to have a hysterectomy, including uterine fibroids, uterine prolapse, uterine, cervix, or ovarian cancer, endometriosis, chronic pelvic pain, adenomyosis, or abnormal vaginal bleeding.
Depending on specific cases, a surgeon may choose to remove parts of the uterus or the entire uterus. The three types of hysterectomies include supracervical or subtotal where the surgeon removes the upper part of the uterus and the cervix stays in place; a total hysterectomy where the surgeon removes the whole uterus and cervix; or a radical hysterectomy where the whole uterus, the tissue on the side of the uterus, the cervix and the top part of the vagina are removed. Radical hysterectomies typically only occur when a patient has cancer.
The surgeons at Nevada Surgery and Cancer Care specialize in laparoscopic surgery, using the advanced da Vinci system to perform hysterectomies. This surgical method results in small incisions and reduced recovery time. Founder of Nevada Surgery and Cancer Care, Dr. Lynn Kowalski has performed thousands of hysterectomies and wrote a book on her expertise in the surgery.
To find out more about types of hysterectomies and potential reasons for them, please contact the Nevada Surgery and Cancer Care office today. Our oncologists treat each individual patient’s needs with specialized care and compassion while educating patients throughout treatment in order to ensure understanding and peace-of-mind. Visit our website for more information at nvscc.com or call us at 702-739-6467.