Outpatient Hysterectomy Specialist

Alabama UROGYN -  - Urogynecology

Alabama UROGYN

Urogynecology & Gynecologic Surgery located in Fairhope, AL

If you require a hysterectomy because of conditions such as heavy bleeding, pelvic pain, uterine prolapse, endometriosis, or fibroid tumors, you can trust Alabama UROGYN in Fairhope, Alabama, with your care. Board-certified urogynecologist Robert Brown, MD, FACOG, FPMRS, and his team offer minimally invasive outpatient hysterectomy to optimize your outcome and quality of life. To learn more, schedule an appointment over the phone or online today.

Outpatient Hysterectomy Q & A

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.

Dr. Brown is the first gynecologist board-certified in urogynecology (female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery) in Baldwin County and among the first in the surrounding area.

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 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. 

To learn more about outpatient hysterectomy and find out if it’s right for you, call the office at Alabama UROGYN or book an appointment online today.