Capital Women's Care
OBGYNs located in Manassas, Haymarket and Fairfax, VA
If you suffer from conditions affecting your uterus, a hysterectomy could be an option for you. At Capital Women’s Care, the expert team of surgeons uses the latest surgical techniques and technology to ensure your hysterectomy is as minimally invasive as possible. At their offices in Fairfax, Manassas, and Haymarket, Virginia, they work with patients to identify the right type of hysterectomy for their needs. To learn more about how a hysterectomy and if it’s right for you, call Capital Women’s Care or schedule an appointment online today.
Hysterectomy Q & A
What is a hysterectomy?
A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure during which all or part of your uterus is removed. This procedure is ideal for women suffering from a number of uterine conditions, including:
- Uterine prolapse
- Uterine fibroids
- Uterine, ovarian, endometrial, or cervical cancer
Some women also choose to get a hysterectomy as a solution to ongoing heavy menstrual bleeding.
What are the types of hysterectomies?
Each type of hysterectomy accomplishes specific goals. Talk with your Capital Women’s Care provider about the symptoms you’re experiencing, and they can recommend the right procedure for you. There are three types of hysterectomies:
This procedure is also known as a supracervical or subtotal hysterectomy. During a partial hysterectomy, your Capital Women’s Care surgeon removes only the upper portion of your uterus, leaving your cervix intact.
During a total hysterectomy, your entire uterus — including the cervix — is removed. Your Capital Women’s Care surgeon may also remove your fallopian tubes and ovaries, depending on the purpose of your procedure.
Most often chosen for patients with cervical cancer, a radical hysterectomy removes your entire uterus along with your cervix and the tissue surrounding it. The upper portion of your vagina is also removed.
Their goal at Capital Women’s Care is always to help you eliminate pain, menstrual problems, or health conditions with the least invasive procedure possible. To that end, they specialize in laparoscopic and robotic hysterectomies.
What is a laparoscopic and robotic hysterectomy?
During a traditional hysterectomy, surgeons use a relatively large incision across your abdomen to perform the procedure. But the surgeons at Capital Women’s Care can use a laparoscope — a long, thin instrument with a small camera on the end — and robotic instruments to perform your hysterectomy through extremely small keyhole incisions.
This means you have less postoperative discomfort, heal faster, and are left with less scarring. It also minimizes the risk of complications. Your Capital Women’s Care surgeon is committed to performing the most minimally invasive hysterectomy possible.
To learn more about hysterectomies and schedule a consultation, call Capital Women’s Care or make an appointment online today.