If you’ve been told you need a hysterectomy, chances are you’re anxious and wondering what the procedure will involve. While traditional hysterectomies are still performed, if you’re a patient of Dr. Reza Ahmadinia, you’ll be happy to know you’re in the best of hands as he uses the very latest in technology for the comfort and benefit of his patients.
Why Have A Hysterectomy?
A hysterectomy is a common procedure, as it is performed on over 600,000 women per year. Most women need hysterectomies due to issues such as heavy bleeding, fibroid tumors, uterine cancer, and endometriosis. Other reasons may include severe pelvic pain, pressure or discomfort, trouble urinating, and excessive pain or discomfort. If you’re experiencing any of these issues, it’s imperative to find out the reasons why, as well as to find out if you’re a candidate for a hysterectomy.
The Open Method
For years, women who needed a hysterectomy had to have it performed via the open method, in which the surgeon made a long horizontal cut across the woman’s lower abdomen in order to remove the uterus. This method was and still is considered extremely invasive, as it involves a large cut through deep tissue, as well as the disturbance of other organs close to the uterus. As a result, recovery time takes longer, more pain is involved, and the risk of infection is higher. Now, however, while some women still undergo the open method, this procedure is quickly becoming a thing of the past, thanks to modern technology.
The daVinci Robotics System
Dr. Ahmadinia truly cares about his patients and wants what’s best for them. He strives to make their experience with him as comfortable and effective as possible. This is why he employs the daVinci Robotics system when performing hysterectomies, as it requires only four small incisions in the abdominal area. 3D guidance is also used, making it as less invasive as possible. The surgeon is in control at all times, as the daVinci Robotics system is used for guidance. While still considered major surgery, a hysterectomy performed in this way means a shorter surgery time and a reduced recovery time.
The Apple Valley Clinic
If you’re a woman who may need a hysterectomy, Dr. Ahmadinia will be more than happy to discuss with you the benefits and risks of the procedure. For more information, please be sure to contact our clinic in Apple Valley.