A hysterectomy can save lives when no other treatments can. In circumstances of various cancers that do not respond to other treatments, a hysterectomy may be the operation that saves your life and gets you back on the path to health. There are a few different types of cancer that are related to the need to for a hysterectomy.
- Endometrial Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
- Cervical Cancer
- Uterine Cancer
Depending on the stage and the spreading of the cancer, your doctor will need to determine how much of the uterus to remove. There are three types of hysterectomy: the most aggressive treatment for cancer that has spread is a radical hysterectomy, which is the removal of the uterus, cervix, and upper vagina. Ovaries and fallopian tubes may also be removed in these situations. Next, a total hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus and cervix. The last and least invasive hysterectomy is the subtotal which only removes the uterus.
For a doctor you can trust that has been working in Las Vegas for nearly 20 years, Dr. Lynn Kowalski specializes in hysterectomies and has a vast knowledge of the procedure and benefits. Dr. Kowalski uses the Da Vinci robotic Surgical System similar to a laparoscopic surgery in order to do the least invasive surgeries to help reduce patient pain and speed up recovery. If you or someone you know is looking for treatment options for cancer, seek out a doctor that’s experienced and can answer your questions. To set up an appointment, contact the Nevada Surgery and Care Center on their website or call 702-739-6467.