Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy services offered in Decatur, GA

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy services offered in Decatur, GA

If you have advanced uterine cancer or another serious gynecological condition, you may be a candidate for a laparoscopic hysterectomy. At Dekalb Women’s Specialists, the experienced surgeons provide diagnostic evaluations of your reproductive health. Albert Scott, Jr., MD, and Mercy Amua-Quarshie, MD, may recommend a laparoscopic hysterectomy if other treatments aren’t working well to manage your condition. Call the Decatur or Stonecrest, Georgia, office to learn more about the benefits of a laparoscopic hysterectomy, or book a consultation online today.

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Q&A

What is a laparoscopic hysterectomy?

A laparoscopic hysterectomy is a minimally invasive surgery to remove part or all of your uterus and other reproductive organs. Treatment involves using a special scope (laparoscope) that fits through small incisions in your abdomen or vagina.

The scope is a thin, flexible tube with an attached camera. The camera sends live images of the surgical site to a screen that your surgeon watches. They pass specialized instruments through the scope throughout the procedure.

Dekalb Women’s Specialists offers laparoscopic hysterectomies as a treatment option for gynecological conditions not treatable with medications and other therapies. The team completes a comprehensive health assessment and reviews your symptoms to determine if you need a laparoscopic hysterectomy.

Why would I need a laparoscopic hysterectomy?

You might be a candidate for the laparoscopic hysterectomy services available at Dekalb Women’s Specialists if you have:

  • Fibroids
  • Uterine cancer
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Endometriosis
  • Chronic uterine bleeding

The surgeons can remove part or all of your uterus along with your fallopian tubes, ovaries, and other reproductive organs depending on the condition you’re treating.

Laparoscopic hysterectomies are only an option for women who are done having children. After removing your uterus and other organs, you will no longer have periods and won’t be able to become pregnant.

The team may recommend minimally invasive da Vinci robotic surgery if you’re not a candidate for a laparoscopic hysterectomy. This treatment uses computer-assisted robotic arms that your surgeon controls to remove your uterus with high precision.

How long does it take to recover from laparoscopic hysterectomy?

Following a laparoscopic hysterectomy, you can expect to spend a few days in the hospital under medical observation.

The Dekalb Women’s Specialists team monitors your recovery to reduce your risk for infection and other postsurgical complications. They can recommend when it's safe to return to work and resume sex, exercise, and other physical activities.

If the surgeons remove your ovaries during a hysterectomy, you will experience medically induced menopause and may need to take supplemental hormones. The team offers Biote® bioidentical hormone therapy to restore balance in your hormone levels and manage hot flashes, mood swings, and other symptoms you experience.  

Call the Dekalb Women’s Specialists office near you to find out if you’re a candidate for laparoscopic hysterectomy, or book a consultation online today.