We discussed in a previous blog the different types of hysterectomy surgeries and the potential reasons for them. The type of surgery a patient might need is determined by a number of factors. For instance if the patient has cancer, the doctor may suggest an abdominal hysterectomy to make sure it hasn’t spread to other areas. A woman’s specific anatomy may not allow her to have a certain type of procedure like a woman’s vagina is too narrow she may not be able to have a vaginal hysterectomy. Finally if, the doctor is not trained in specific areas he or she may not be able to perform specific procedures like the da vinci robotic surgery. NVSCC has been a leader in the robotics community since 2005.
Pros and Cons of Abdominal hysterectomy
An abdominal hysterectomy where the doctor makes a large five to seven inch incision in the abdomen. Doctors typically perform an abdominal decision if they expect complications or, as mentioned above, if the patient has cancer and they expect it may have spread. An abdominal hysterectomy typically takes about an hour to preform.
The pros to having a abdominal hysterectomy is that it makes it possible to do complicated procedures because the doctors have the most access to the organs. They can also check the abdominal cavity for anything abnormal.
Abdominal hysterectomies will leave a large visual scar and recovery time is much longer than other methods, sometimes longer than six weeks.