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Hysterectomy

Glow Obstetrics & Gynecology

Obstetrician & Gynecologist located in Rockwall, TX

Learning you need a hysterectomy is a difficult and emotional time, so it’s important to know you can depend on the support of Theresa Conyac, MD, FACOG, at Glow Obstetrics & Gynecology in Rockwall, Texas. Dr. Conyac fully explains your condition and treatment options and helps you make the best decision for your health. As an exceptional surgeon and holistic doctor, Dr. Conyac performs minimally invasive surgery and you’ll receive compassionate care for your physical and emotional health. To learn more about hysterectomy, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Hysterectomy Q & A

When do I need a hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy, the partial or complete removal of your uterus, is usually the first line of treatment for women diagnosed with ovarian, cervical, or uterine cancer. For noncancerous gynecologic conditions, a hysterectomy is the last treatment option. Dr. Conyac only recommends a hysterectomy after all other treatments are tried.

Gynecologic conditions that may need treatment with a hysterectomy include:

  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometrial polyps
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Uterine prolapse

These conditions generally cause symptoms such as pelvic pain, pain before or during your periods, heavy bleeding, irregular menstrual periods, and prolonged menstrual bleeding. 

What type of hysterectomy might I receive? 

Dr. Conyac recommends the best type of hysterectomy for treating your underlying condition. You may need: 

Supracervical hysterectomy

During this procedure, Dr. Conyac removes the uterus while leaving the cervix intact. 

Total hysterectomy

A total hysterectomy means that your uterus and cervix are removed. 

Radical hysterectomy

Dr. Conyac removes your uterus, cervix, and the top of your vagina. This procedure is usually only performed to treat cancer.

During any type of hysterectomy, Dr. Conyac may also remove one or both fallopian tubes and ovaries. She can perform all types of hysterectomy using minimally invasive surgery. 

How is my hysterectomy performed? 

As a highly trained surgeon, Dr. Conyac performs hysterectomies using several surgical approaches. Whenever possible, however, she uses one of the following minimally invasive procedures: 

Laparoscopy

A laparoscopic hysterectomy is performed using a few very small abdominal incisions. Dr. Conyac inserts a laparoscope containing lighting and a camera through one incision, while the surgical instruments needed to perform your hysterectomy go through tubes in the other incisions. Dr. Conyac controls the tools from outside your body while viewing the internal surgical area on a monitor.

Da VinciĀ® robotic surgery 

The da Vinci robotic-assisted surgical system is a type of laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Conyac controls the robotic arms using sensitive finger controls, but the robotic arms allow for better dexterity and precision. As a result, Dr. Conyac performs a hysterectomy in a less invasive way than standard laparoscopy surgery.

What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery causes significantly less trauma to your body compared to open surgery. Benefits include: 

  • Minimal to no scarring
  • Less blood loss
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Less postoperative pain
  • Lower chance of complications
  • Quicker recovery and return to daily activities

If you have questions about your surgical options for a hysterectomy, call Glow Obstetrics & Gynecology or schedule an appointment online today.