A hysterectomy is a gynecology surgery that involves removing a woman's uterus. If you have a condition that affects your uterus and impacts your quality of life, you might need to have a hysterectomy to relieve pain or improve other problematic symptoms. Common reasons for a hysterectomy include:
- Gynecologic cancer
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Heavy menstrual periods
- Pelvic pain
- Uterine fibroids
Dr. Gerry Sotomayor is extensively experienced in performing hysterectomy surgeries to treat many types of reproductive problems. To learn more about our treatment options, including laparoscopic hysterectomy, schedule an appointment at Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta near Norcross, GA.
What to Expect with a Hysterectomy
A hysterectomy is usually used as a last resort for patients whose condition has not resolved through more conservative treatments. Dr. Sotomayor will be able to provide all of your options during your initial visit to our office. The surgery is an outpatient procedure performed while you are asleep under general anesthesia. Our practice offers multiple types of hysterectomies, including traditional (open) hysterectomy and laparoscopic hysterectomy. A traditional hysterectomy involves making a large abdominal incision while laparoscopic surgery uses three small incisions in the abdomen, and generally has a quicker recovery period. In either case, Dr. Sotomayor detaches and removes the uterus from the body. Sometimes, other structures are also removed, such as the cervix, ovaries, or fallopian tubes. After a hysterectomy, you will no longer have a menstrual period, and your body will likely enter surgical menopause. Our team will provide you with home recovery guidelines and monitor your progress through detailed follow-up care.
Improve Your Health
At Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta, we take the health of our patients seriously. While the decision to have a hysterectomy is not always a simple one, our caring team is here to help you make the best choice for your well-being. Dr. Gerry Sotomayor is highly skilled in various options for a hysterectomy and can provide more information during a consultation near Norcross, GA.