What Is a Hysterectomy?
A hysterectomy is a surgery to remove your uterus. After a hysterectomy, you stop having menstrual periods and can no longer become pregnant.
Why Might I Need a Hysterectomy?
Your provider might recommend removing your uterus if you have a gynecologic condition that hasn’t improved with noninvasive treatment. A hysterectomy may be a treatment for
- chronic pelvic pain
- chronic vaginal bleeding
- gynecologic cancer
- uterine fibroids
What Happens During a Hysterectomy?
Usually, your surgeon removes your entire uterus during a hysterectomy. Your surgeon may also remove your ovaries (oophorectomy).
Whether or not you have your ovaries removed depends on your personal risk factors, including your risk of gynecologic cancer. Our providers help you understand your surgery options and choose the one that is right for you.
Expert Surgical Services
At Kettering Health, our providers offer minimally invasive hysterectomies. During minimally invasive surgery, your surgeon operates through small incisions. This approach often leads to faster recovery and less pain.
We have locations that have achieved certification with the Surgical Review Corporation as a Center of Excellence in
- minimally invasive gynecologic surgery
- minimally invasive surgery
- robotic-assisted surgery
This designation means we offer safe advanced care from highly trained providers. In addition to this prestigious designation, we also employ surgeons who are the only ones in western Ohio who offer single-site robotic-assisted hysterectomies.
With a single-site hysterectomy, your surgeon operates through only one incision near your belly button, leaving a less noticeable scar.