Obstetrics & Gynecology & Certified Midwives located in Garden City, NY & North Massapequa, NY
If you have a gynecological condition or want to prevent pregnancy permanently, the expert OB/GYN team at FemmPro OB/GYN with two locations in Garden City and North Massapequa, New York, have a solution. They offer hysterectomy using advanced surgical techniques to remove your uterus with minimal downtime. Schedule a hysterectomy consultation with FemmPro OB/GYN by phone or online today.
Hysterectomy Q & A
What is a hysterectomy?
Hysterectomy at FemmPro OB/GYN is a surgical procedure in which your gynecologist removes your uterus and sometimes your ovaries as well. You may need or desire a hysterectomy to avoid pregnancy or reduce unpleasant symptoms and your risk of OB/GYN complications.
Is a hysterectomy right for me?
To find out if you’re a good candidate for hysterectomy, your OB/GYN specialist reviews your medical history and lifestyle. They check your vital signs, ask you about symptoms you may have, and complete a comprehensive pelvic examination – including a Pap test to screen for cervical cancer.
Your provider might also recommend uterine biopsies, ultrasound, or other imaging procedures to look for signs of a gynecological problem. You might be a good candidate for a hysterectomy if you suffer from:
- Uterine fibroids
- Uterine, ovarian, or cervical cancer
- Uterine prolapse
- Heavy vaginal bleeding
- Chronic pelvic pain
Undergoing a hysterectomy means you’re no longer able to become pregnant and won’t get menstrual periods. Your gynecologist reviews the pros and cons of the procedure with you to let you know if a hysterectomy is right for you.
What happens during a hysterectomy?
Follow your OB/GYN provider’s instructions prior to getting a hysterectomy. Stop taking certain medications if your doctor asks you to and arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery. They often recommend you don’t eat or drink anything the morning of your surgery.
When you arrive at your appointment, you can change into a comfortable hospital gown. You’re given general anesthesia to put you to sleep or regional anesthesia to avoid feeling pain.
Your OB/GYN surgeon makes tiny incisions using a laparoscopic or robotic approach to remove your uterus. They might also remove it through your vagina. Your provider closes any incisions and takes you to another room to recover.
What should I expect after a hysterectomy?
In the several days or weeks following your surgery, you might experience bloody vaginal drainage. Call your doctor if the drainage is heavy or persistent. Get plenty of rest. Stay lightly active but avoid strenuous exercise, sexual activity, and heavy lifting until your OB/GYN specialist gives you the okay.
Whether you require a hysterectomy for medical reasons or you’d like to avoid heavy menstrual bleeding or pregnancy, you can trust FemmPro OB/GYN with your care. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online to find out if you’re a good candidate for a hysterectomy.