Breaking the Silence: Hysterectomies are More Common Than You Think

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A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, and may include the removal of the cervix, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. The thought of such a serious surgery is a scary and painful thought for women. But what women aren’t talking about is how common this surgical procedure is, especially in America. Women’s Health states that “a hysterectomy is the second most common surgery among women in the United States.” Over 500,000 hysterectomies are performed each year.

With September being gynecologic awareness month, Nevada Surgical and Cancer Center wants to let women know that if they are in need of a hysterectomy, they are not alone. Dr. Lynn Kowalski is a skilled and professional gynecological surgeon in Las Vegas, Nevada who wants women to know their options for surgery, and answer any questions patients have.

There are several outlets for hysterectomy support for women to share their experiences, and the more open we are about hysterectomies, the less frightening the idea can be. More women will have support through this life change.

There are different types of surgical procedures available such as abdominal and vaginal hysterectomies however, Dr. Kowalski has mastered the robotic surgery (similar to a laparoscopic surgery)  using the Da Vinci Surgery System which has a faster recovery time and the least amount of healing pain. If you would like to schedule a consultation or examination with Dr. Kowalski, leave a message on the NVSCC contact page or call 702-739-6467. You can also read testimonials from Dr. Kowalski’s patients here.

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