Many women have exhausted all other options without relief the from pain and discomfort of endometriosis or fibroids, and a hysterectomy might be their final option. A hysterectomy might also be medically necessary when cancer is present. Erin LeGrand, DO, FACOG and John Murphy, MD, FACOG of Central Oregon OB/GYN in Bend, Oregon, understand that this is a critical decision. They discuss the risks, benefits, and alternatives of every type of hysterectomy to help women make informed decisions about their health and wellness. Call to schedule an appointment today.
Dr. LeGrand and Dr. Murphy recommend hysterectomy surgery for many different reasons, usually after more conservative treatment options have been exhausted. For some women, especially those facing cancer, a hysterectomy may be medically necessary.
There are four types of hysterectomy surgeries:
Treating the following conditions may include hysterectomy surgery:
Modern hysterectomy surgery is much less painful and requires less downtime than it did years ago. At Central Oregon OB/GYN, Dr. LeGrand and Dr. Murphy use different methods to perform hysterectomies.
To determine which method is best for you, they consider your overall health, symptoms, reason for surgery, and how your lifestyle may impact your recovery. Hysterectomies are performed:
Some women experience vaginal bleeding or discharge for several weeks after surgery. You should avoid strenuous activity during your recovery, gets lots of rest, and report any pain, nausea, vomiting, or excessive bleeding to your doctor.
Dr. LeGrand and Dr. Murphy discuss every aspect of surgery with you, so you know what to expect. After surgery, your doctor monitors your recovery closely to make sure you’re progressing without complications.
Hysterectomy surgery gives many women back their lives - free from chronic pain and discomfort. To discuss if surgery is right for you, call to schedule an appointment today.