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Obstetrics & Gynecology Li Fan MD, INC

Board Certified Obstetrics & Gynecologist located in Rancho Bernardo, Poway, CA

Hysterectomy Specialist

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.

Hysterectomy Q & A

What is a hysterectomy?

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.

  • Total: both the uterus and cervix are removed
  • Partial or subtotal: the cervix is left behind, removing only the uterus
  • Radical: the uterus and cervix, along with other pelvic structures surrounding the uterus are removed, in the case of uterine or cervical cancer

Dr. Fan is a skilled gynecological and laparoscopic surgeon and discusses the type of surgery that’s best suited to your needs.   

Can I have a hysterectomy without any incision?

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.

What is a total laparoscopic hysterectomy?

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.

What is robotic hysterectomy?

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.

What do I need to know about aftercare following surgery?

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:

  • Rest
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Take small walks

The don’t list includes:

  • Don’t lift heavy weights
  • Don’t douche or use a tampon
  • Don’t have sex

Is hysterectomy a safe procedure?

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.

Insurance providers

Dr. Fan accepts many insurance providers. If you do not see your provider listed here please reach out to the office.

Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Private Healthcare Systems
United Healthcare

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Obstetrics & Gynecology Li Fan MD, INC
15725 Pomerado Road, Suite 207
Rancho Bernardo

Poway, CA 92064
Phone: 858-206-9701
Fax: 858-451-0082
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