If you require a hysterectomy because of conditions such as heavy bleeding, pelvic pain, uterine prolapse, endometriosis, or fibroid tumors, our team offers minimally invasive outpatient hysterectomy to optimize your outcome and quality of life.
Questions and Answers
What is an outpatient hysterectomy?
Outpatient hysterectomy is a surgical procedure in which Dr. Brown and his team remove your uterus. They often use the da Vinci robotics system to achieve better precision and accuracy, and they were the first providers in the area to offer minimally invasive options for hysterectomy and other gynecological surgeries. Because the procedure is minimally invasive, you’re able to go home a few hours afterward.
What are the benefits of outpatient hysterectomy?
Benefits of robot-assisted minimally invasive outpatient hysterectomy vs. traditional hysterectomies include:
- Less blood loss
- Better precision and accuracy
- Less pain
- Shorter recovery times
- Fewer complications
- Less scarring
- Shorter hospital stays
- Less downtime
A hysterectomy can reduce unpleasant gynecological symptoms, such as heavy menstrual bleeding, and lower your risk of developing certain types of cancer.
Is an outpatient hysterectomy right for me?
To find out if you’re a good candidate for outpatient hysterectomy, Dr. Brown and his team review your symptoms and medical history. They will complete a physical exam, including a pelvic exam, and they might use imaging procedures to detect or rule out gynecological problems. Know that you won’t be able to give birth after a hysterectomy.
What should I expect during the procedure?
Follow all pre-surgery instructions prior to your hysterectomy. You’re given general or regional anesthesia so you don’t feel any discomfort. Dr. Brown uses a laparoscopic approach to remove your uterus, often through your vagina.
Robotic-assisted total laparoscopic hysterectomy may take about one to three hours. Because it’s an outpatient procedure, you might stay at the surgical center for less than 24 hours.
What happens after an outpatient hysterectomy?
After your surgery, plan to have someone drive you home. Take some time off to rest and recover. Take medications as prescribed and follow Dr. Brown’s post-surgery instructions to prevent complications.
You can often return to normal everyday activities within about a week. Attend all follow-up appointments with Dr. Brown to ensure optimal results and call the office if you experience unusual symptoms.