Do you have uterine fibroids or abnormal uterine bleeding, prolapse, endometriosis, or any other problems that need the removal of the uterus? Dr. Li Fan, based in Rancho Bernardo, Poway, California, offers comprehensive gynecological surgery services, and her minimally invasive approach shortens the hospital stay and recovery time. Call or make an appointment today with Dr. Fan to learn more about the various surgical options.
A hysterectomy is a procedure to remove the uterus. It’s a common surgery for treating many gynecological issues. Depending upon the diagnosis, various types of hysterectomies are available.
Dr. Fan is a skilled gynecological and laparoscopic surgeon and discusses the type of surgery that’s best suited to your needs.
There are various routes of hysterectomy depending upon the indications and patient profile. The vaginal route is the first choice, as it’s scarless, with minimal complications, compared to the abdominal route and ensures a faster return to normal activities.
It’s also the procedure of choice in uterine prolapse where pelvic floor reconstruction is needed. Not everyone is suited for hysterectomy via vaginal route; Dr. Fan will advise you about the best route for your situation.
Laparoscopic hysterectomy involves removal of the uterus with three small 1 to 1.5- inch incisions on the abdomen. The uterus is removed in small pieces through the abdomen or via vaginal route. With less pain and faster recovery, it’s a go-to option chosen by many women.
The latest in minimally invasive hysterectomy is robot-assisted laparoscopy in which the surgery is performed with the help of small robotic instruments controlled by the surgeon.
Dr. Fan and her team provide you with detailed instructions about the do’s and don’ts following the procedure. The to-do list includes:
The don’t list includes:
Hysterectomy is one of the safest procedure. Dr. Fan has years of experience doing gynecological surgeries, and she and her team ensure that all the necessary precautions are taken to minimize any surgical complications.