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Physicians and Surgeons for Women

Obstetricians & Gynecology located in Springfield, OH

A hysterectomy is the second-most-common surgery for women, but it can be a difficult choice for many people. The team at Physicians and Surgeons for Women in Springfield, Ohio, understand and will take time to explain your treatment options, answer questions, and help you come to the best decision. If you need a hysterectomy, the team also offers minimally invasive surgery to minimize the surgical risks and improve your recovery time. To learn more about a hysterectomy, call Physicians and Surgeons for Women and book your appointment.

Hysterectomy Q & A

What gynecological conditions does a hysterectomy treat?

A hysterectomy is a major operation for a woman that's only recommended if other treatment options have been unsuccessful.

The most common reasons for having a hysterectomy include:

  • Heavy periods – which can be caused by fibroids
  • Pelvic pain – which may be caused by endometriosis, unsuccessfully treated pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), adenomyosis or fibroids
  • Prolapse of the uterus
  • Cancer of the womb, ovaries or cervix

A hysterectomy, the surgical removal of part or all of your uterus, is often the best treatment if you have cervical, uterine, or ovarian cancer. It may also be the first line of treatment if you have a uterine hemorrhage.

When you have a gynecological condition that’s not cancerous, your doctor only considers a hysterectomy after you have tried other conservative treatments.

Our team will let you know if your condition requires surgery. Depending upon your individual situation the provider will discuss all options and together a treatment plan will be devised specifically to your needs.

What are the types of hysterectomies?

Physicians and Surgeons for Women may perform one of three different types of hysterectomies, depending on which is best for your specific condition:

  • Total hysterectomy: The entire uterus is removed, including your cervix
  • Partial hysterectomy: Upper part of the uterus is removed; your cervix stays intact
  • Radical hysterectomy: Entire uterus, cervix, and upper part of the vagina are removed

During any hysterectomy, your surgeon may also remove one or both ovaries and fallopian tubes.

Will I go into menopause after a hysterectomy? 

It is normal to feel anxious about menopause, regardless of when it happens. The type of hysterectomy you are having will determine your path forward in managing hormone levels and possible early menopause. At Physicians and Surgeons for Women, we are dedicated to helping you make an informed decision that is best for your medical condition and lifestyle. 

It is important to know that hormone replacement therapy can restore your hormone balance in a safe and reliable way. You do not have to suffer through severe menopause symptoms, even if you lose both ovaries early in life. 

To learn more about hysterectomy, or to seek treatment for a gynecological problem, call Physicians and Surgeons for Women to book an appointment.