A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove a woman’s uterus (womb). You might need a hysterectomy for various reasons, including chronic conditions, endometriosis, infections, uterine cancer, and other problems. The type of hysterectomy depends on the specific conditions and goals. In most cases, the surgeon removes the entire hysterectomy with the cervix (total hysterectomy), and, in some cases, the surgeon also removes the fallopian tubes and ovaries (salpingo-oophorectomy). Dr. Aram Bonni specializes in laparoscopic hysterectomy, a minimally invasive variation of the surgery that’s far safer than the abdominal technique.
What is a Hysterectomy?
You Might Need a Hysterectomy if You Have…
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Severe vaginal bleeding
- Abnormal uterine bleeding
- Uterine or cervical cancer
- Benign tumors (fibroids) in the uterus
- Pelvic inflammation
- Uterine prolapse
Recovering from Your Hysterectomy
Laparoscopic hysterectomy is performed as an outpatient procedure, so you can return home the same day. The laparoscopic technique’s complete recovery period extends to 2 weeks, whereas the abdominal hysterectomy involves a recovery period of 4 to 6 weeks. You’ll experience some pain and discomfort for a few days, manageable with pain medications. You should ideally start moving around as soon as possible. Most women resume their daily activities and work within a week, but sexual intercourse should be avoided for a few weeks.
Why Choose Dr. Bonni?
Dr. Aram Bonni, MD, FACS, FACOG, is a double board-certified and fellowship-trained cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. He specializes in the laparoscopic hysterectomy technique, ensuring optimal results without major side effects or complications. For more information on hysterectomy, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Bonni.