Hysterectomy Surgery in Chembur, Mumbai
Hysterectomy is a surgical procedure during which the uterus is primarily removed. The cervix, fallopian tubes and ovaries might also be removed depending on the type of hysterectomy performed and the needs of a patient. Broadly speaking, it can either be performed abdominally or vaginally, of which the latter is more preferred nowadays.
What do we need to know about hysterectomy?
Hysterectomy is one of the most common surgeries performed on women in India. In this country, almost 11 out of 100 women in the age group of 45 to 49 years undergo a hysterectomy due to various reasons.
To avail of the procedure, search for a gynecology doctor near you or a gynecology hospital near you.
What are the types of hysterectomy?
- Abdominal hysterectomy, which can be Total (TAH) or Subtotal (STAH)
- Vaginal hysterectomy, which can be laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LVAH) or total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH)
- Normal laparoscopic hysterectomy
- Caesarean hysterectomy in which the uterus is removed while performing a caesarean delivery
Why is the procedure conducted?
Hysterectomy can be done for countless indications such as:
- Fibroids (most common indication)
- Endometriosis (growing of endometrial tissue at places other than the uterus)
- Uterine prolapse
- Carcinoma of the uterus, cervix or ovaries
- Dysfunctional uterine bleeding
- Uncontrollable postpartum hemorrhage
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Pelvic adhesions
- Adenomyosis (growing of endometrial tissue in the myometrium)
- Uterine perforation
- Congenital uterine anomalies like didelphic uterus or septate uterus
When do you need to see a doctor?
- You can approach your gynaecologist for a hysterectomy for the following reasons:
- You have a history of uterine or ovarian cancer in your family
- You want to eliminate the risk of uterine cancer even though there is no family history
You can request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Chembur, Mumbai.
Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.
What are the complications?
Some of the common intraoperative complications are:
- Ureteral injury
- Bladder injury
- Bowel injury
Postoperative complications include:
- Venous thrombosis
- Acute gastric dilation
Although the list of complications sounds dangerous, the chances of these actually happening are said to be insignificant. Consult a gynecologist near you to know about the pros and cons of a hysterectomy.
Yes, infertility after hysterectomy is not reversible.
The minimum post op period for laparoscopic hysterectomy is 3 days. However abdominal hysterectomy post op period can range from one week to one month depending on the success of the operation and blood loss.
Yes, post op pain is normal for which pain medications can be given. But in case of excessive or unbearable pain, consult your doctor immediately.