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10 Conditions that Improve After a Hysterectomy

Although hysterectomy may be the most effective solution for many debilitating conditions, the decision to remove your uterus is never easy. At Darin Swainston MD. FACOG, in Las Vegas, Nevada, our board-certified OB/GYN providers, Dr. Darin Swainston and Dr. Daniel Richards, understand how difficult this decision can be.

Our team works hard to help you understand your options and offers the best in robotic-assisted hysterectomy to keep your discomfort to a minimum and ensure a faster, less painful recovery. This minimally invasive surgery can manage many troublesome conditions with only one incision and the most advanced equipment available.  

Keep reading to learn more about robotic-assisted hysterectomy and the many conditions that improve after this minimally invasive surgery! 

Understanding hysterectomy  

A hysterectomy is surgery to remove your uterus. Some women have a total hysterectomy, in which the uterus and cervix are removed, and some a supracervical (partial) hysterectomy, which leaves the cervix intact. Sometimes during a hysterectomy, additional female reproductive organs, like the ovaries, are removed. 

At Darin Swainston MD. FACOG, our providers offer the most advanced hysterectomy surgeries using robot-assisted equipment and one small incision in the belly button (umbilicus). This method is superior to traditional hysterectomies, which take place through the vagina, a large abdominal incision, or laparoscopically through the abdomen. 

During your robotic-assisted hysterectomy, Dr. Swainston or Dr. Richards uses a computer to control the surgical instruments and navigate the tiny spaces of the pelvic area with more control and better precision than traditional surgeries. 

Compared to traditional hysterectomy, other benefits of robotic-assisted surgery include:

If a hysterectomy is right for you, you can rest easy knowing Dr. Swainston and Dr. Richards have extensive experience performing this sensitive surgery. Our providers take time to answer your questions and address any concerns so you feel comfortable with your decision. 

Conditions that improve after a hysterectomy

A hysterectomy isn’t always the right treatment, but if you’re struggling with a painful or dangerous condition, it could save your life and provide relief from troublesome symptoms. 

After a hysterectomy, many conditions improve or are managed. Some conditions that cause pain and other troublesome symptoms and that improve after a hysterectomy include:

  1. Endometriosis, when uterine tissue grows outside the uterus
  2. Adenomyosis, when uterine tissue grows in the uterine muscles
  3. Gynecological cancers, such as uterine, ovarian, cervical, or endometrial cancer
  4. Uterine fibroids, benign (noncancerous) tumors that grow in the uterus
  5. Uterine prolapse, when the uterus falls from the correct position
  6. Heavy or abnormal bleeding that doesn’t respond to hormone therapy or other less invasive treatments
  7. Cervical dysplasia, when abnormal cells appear on the cervix
  8. Hyperplasia, when the uterine lining grows too thick 
  9. Severe pelvic inflammatory disease, a bacterial infection that can cause lasting damage to the uterus when it spreads
  10. Problems from Essure, a discontinued type of implantable birth control that may cause persistent pain, a hole in the uterus or fallopian tubes, and other problematic side effects 

If you are in good overall health, aren’t planning to have children, and have a condition that can be treated with a hysterectomy, the team at Darin Swainston MD. FACOG can help. 

Before deciding on a hysterectomy, you first meet with Dr. Richards or Dr. Swainston to discuss your symptoms and undergo a complete physical exam. Your provider may order imaging studies and blood work to arrive at an accurate diagnosis. 

Using the information from your exam and any tests, your provider creates a customized treatment with any surgery recommendations he believes will alleviate your symptoms.

Learn more about the benefits of robotic-assisted hysterectomy today! Contact Dr. Swainston and Dr. Richards at our Las Vegas office by calling 702-357-5741. You can also book an in-office or telehealth consultation online now! 

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