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Hysterectomies are the second most common surgery for women of reproductive age.

While these procedures can be lifesaving, you may want to preserve your fertility or avoid the immediate onset of menopause following a hysterectomy with oophorectomy, which includes the removal of your ovaries.

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What is a hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove your uterus. There are several types of hysterectomies, each defined by the specific organs and tissues removed.

  • Total Hysterectomy (uterus and cervix)
  • Hysterectomy with Oophorectomy (uterus, one or both ovaries, fallopian tubes)
  • Radical Hysterectomy (uterus, cervix, top of the vagina, tissue surrounding the cervix, and pelvic lymph nodes)
  • Supracervical Hysterectomy (uterus only)

Why would I need a hysterectomy?

There are many reasons why you might need the surgical removal of your uterus. Many women seek help because of symptoms such as heavy or abnormal bleeding, severe period pain, or chronic pelvic pain.

Since many reproductive health issues can cause these symptoms, your trusted Maiden Lane Medical gynecologist will provide exams and extensive testing to diagnose the condition causing your symptoms and identify the best treatment to restore your health.

Some of the most common reasons for a hysterectomy include:

However, many of these reproductive health issues can be treated in other ways. Uterus removal is often a last-resort treatment, as it eliminates your ability to have children and can trigger the early onset of menopause symptoms.

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Why would I choose a hysterectomy alternative?

Women chose alternative hysterectomy treatments for many reasons. Leaving their uterus intact to preserve their fertility is one of the most common reasons. Some women prefer to avoid surgery when it isn’t absolutely necessary or would rather have a less invasive procedure than organ removal.

What can I do instead of getting a hysterectomy?

Today, there are many other treatment options to consider for painful and disruptive reproductive health issues. Your doctor will provide personalized recommendations for alternative treatments.

Medical treatment options

Many reproductive health issues can improve with medical management. Your physician may recommend an over-the-counter treatment or prescription medication. You may also benefit from hormone therapy, birth control pills, or an intrauterine device (IUD).

Surgical treatment options

Your doctor may also recommend minimally-invasive surgical procedures to treat various reproductive health issues.

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The Maiden Lane Medical team offers a wide range of cutting-edge surgical options, including: 

  • Endometrial ablation
  • Uterine artery embolization (UAE)
  • Myomectomy
  • Radical resection
  • Tubal ligation

These treatments can correct the root cause of issues like excessive bleeding, pelvic pressure, and pain by removing scar tissue, uterine lining, or abnormal growths like fibroid tumors while leaving your uterus intact.

Why is a hysterectomy not recommended?

While Maiden Lane Medical offers state-of-the-art robotic, minimally-invasive laparoscopic procedures, there is always an element of risk with major surgeries. Additionally, a hysterectomy eliminates your ability to have children.

With so many alternatives available, why expose yourself to so many risks? If you have a reproductive health issue such as endometriosis or fibroids, make an appointment at Maiden Lane Medical in Manhattan, NY to learn more about your treatment options.

Medically Reviewed By

Faina Gelman-Nisanov, MD
Board Certified Gynecologist

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