Hysterectomy Specialist

UroGyn Specialists of Florida

Gynecologists & Urogynecologists located in Orlando, FL & Lake Mary, FL

When it comes to gynecological surgery, such as a hysterectomy, the team at UroGyn, in Orlando, Florida, have unparalleled expertise. They have provided safe and effective hysterectomy surgery for women throughout Specialist of Florida, located in Orlando, are experts in the wide array of available rejuvenation procedures. Their skill in providing vaginal rejuvenation procedures is sought out by women from Orlando, Lake Mary, and Kissimmee.

Hysterectomy Q & A

What Is a Hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is a surgery in which at least part of the uterus is removed. In a subtotal (supracervical) hysterectomy, the upper portion of the uterus is removed.

Are the Ovaries Removed in a Hysterectomy?

While ovary removal is technically not part of the hysterectomy, the surgeon may perform an ovary removal procedure (an oophorectomy) at the same time as the hysterectomy.

This leaves the cervix intact. The more common type of hysterectomy is a total hysterectomy, in which the entire uterus and cervix are removed. In a radical hysterectomy, the entire uterus is removed, along with the cervix and the upper part of the vagina. This kind of hysterectomy is reserved for cases of cancer.

What Is a Laparoscopic or Robotic Hysterectomy?

A laparoscopic or robotic hysterectomy is a minimally invasive surgery in which the surgeon uses very small incisions in the abdomen to perform the hysterectomy. During the surgery, the doctor is able to clearly view the surgical area on a monitor. The incisions needed for a laparoscopic or robotic hysterectomy are much smaller than that required for an open hysterectomy and thus patients usually go home the same day, with minimal downtime and recovery. Patients also tend to heal more rapidly and have less bleeding compared to an open hysterectomy.

Some surgeons, such as those at Urogyn Specialists of Florida ,are proficient in all forms of hysterectomy including the open technique. These include a pain block as a part of their surgical technique which enables patients to go home the same day with minimal or no pain!

What Is a Vaginal Hysterectomy?

In a vaginal hysterectomy, the uterus is removed through the vagina. An incision is made to allow the uterus to be safely removed.

What Is Open Hysterectomy?

An open hysterectomy is a traditional hysterectomy in which the surgeon removes the uterus through an abdominal incision. Some patients require an abdominal hysterectomy as opposed to a laparoscopic or a vaginal hysterectomy. This includes women who have a large uterus or other physical conditions that prohibit other types of hysterectomies.

Who Needs a Hysterectomy?

There are several different reasons that a woman may need a hysterectomy, such asĀ uterine fibroids that cause severe symptoms, uterine prolapse, endometriosis, and reproductive system cancers are all leading reasons for hysterectomy.

Billling & Insurance

UroGyn Specialists of Florida accepts most major insurance plans. Please remember to bring your insurance card(s) with you on the day of your appointment. Contact your primary care physician to obtain a referral from your insurance carrier, if it is required by your insurance. If this referral is not obtained by the time of your visit, you will be rescheduled. Additionally, under the rules of all HMO and PPO policies, patients will be responsible for paying their co-payment at the time of the appointment.

Referrals are needed for the following insurances:

  • HMO's
  • Tricare
  • FHHS Rosen (every six months)
  • Wellcare (yearly)

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