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Understanding Vaginal Hysterectomy

A vaginal hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the uterus through the vagina. This minimally invasive approach is often preferred for treating conditions such as uterine prolapse, fibroids, abnormal bleeding, or chronic pelvic pain. Vaginal hysterectomy typically results in fewer complications, shorter hospital stays, and quicker recovery times compared to abdominal surgery.

Qualification and Consultation

Before undergoing a vaginal hysterectomy, patients will have a thorough consultation with our experienced gynecologists. During this consultation, the surgeon will review the patient’s medical history, symptoms, and perform a physical examination to determine if vaginal hysterectomy is the appropriate treatment. The benefits, risks, and the procedure itself will be explained in detail to ensure the patient is well-informed and comfortable with the decision.

Indications for Vaginal Hysterectomy

Vaginal hysterectomy may be recommended for various medical conditions, including:

  • Uterine Prolapse: When the uterus descends into the vaginal canal due to weakened pelvic support structures.
  • Fibroids: Noncancerous growths in the uterus that cause pain, heavy bleeding, or pressure symptoms.
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: Persistent or severe bleeding that does not respond to other treatments.
  • Endometriosis: When endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus, causing pain and bleeding.
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain: Persistent pain in the pelvic region that may be related to uterine conditions.

The Vaginal Hysterectomy ProcedureVaginal hysterectomy is typically performed under general or regional anesthesia. The steps involved in the procedure include:

  • Preparation: Patients receive pre-operative instructions, including fasting guidelines and medication adjustments, to prepare for the procedure.
  • Surgical Approach: The surgeon makes an incision inside the vagina to access and remove the uterus.
  • Uterus Removal: The uterus is carefully detached from surrounding tissues and ligaments and then removed through the vaginal opening.
  • Closure: The incision inside the vagina is closed with sutures, and the patient is monitored in the recovery area before being discharged.

Recovery and Post-Operative CareThe recovery period following a vaginal hysterectomy is generally shorter than other types of hysterectomy. Most patients can return to normal activities within a few weeks. Our team at Neo TrueNorth provides detailed post-operative care instructions, including:

  • Pain Management: Recommendations for managing any discomfort with over-the-counter or prescribed pain medications.
  • Activity Restrictions: Guidance on resuming normal activities, avoiding heavy lifting, and refraining from sexual intercourse for a specified period.
  • Follow-Up Care: Scheduling follow-up appointments to monitor recovery and ensure proper healing.

Why Choose Neo TrueNorth for Your Vaginal Hysterectomy?

  • Experienced Gynecologists: Our board-certified gynecologists have extensive experience in performing vaginal hysterectomies, utilizing advanced techniques to ensure patient safety and effective results.
  • Personalized Care: We provide individualized care and attention throughout the entire process, from consultation to post-operative follow-up, ensuring each patient’s unique needs are met.
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities: Neo TrueNorth is equipped with modern surgical facilities and the latest technology to provide safe and successful vaginal hysterectomy procedures in a comfortable environment.
  • Comprehensive Support: Our multidisciplinary team offers comprehensive support, including pain management, nutritional guidance, and emotional support, to help patients through their surgical journey.

Regain your health and well-being with a vaginal hysterectomy at Neo TrueNorth. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about your surgical options.