Femcare Medical Associates
OB/GYNs located in Pomona, CA & Ontario, CA
A hysterectomy is a surgery to remove the uterus. To address fibroids, endometriosis, uterine bleeding, or other conditions that might require a hysterectomy, contact the OB/GYN providers at Femcare Medical Associates. With locations in Pomona and Ontario, California, the practice offers minimally invasive hysterectomies and gynecologic surgery under the guidance of skilled physicians and surgeons.
Hysterectomy Q & A
When is a hysterectomy necessary?
There are many different reasons why a woman might need a hysterectomy. Some of the most common conditions that require the need for this surgery are:
- Uterine fibroids: benign tumors that can cause pain and bleeding
- Pelvic pain: removal of the uterus can sometimes ease chronic pelvic pain
- Endometriosis: where tissue from the uterine lining grows outside the uterus
- Cancer: cervix, ovary, or uterine cancers
- Abnormal uterine bleeding: extremely heavy bleeding during or between periods
A physician at Femcare Medical Associates can perform the proper diagnostic tests to determine if a woman is a good candidate for a hysterectomy.
What happens during a hysterectomy procedure?
During a traditional abdominal hysterectomy, the surgeon makes a large incision to remove the uterus through the abdomen.
At Femcare Medical Associates, a surgeon can perform a da Vinci® robotic hysterectomy: A minimally invasive surgical technique that uses a 3D, high-definition vision system and tiny instruments that mimic the movements of a surgeon’s hand.
With a da Vinci® robotic hysterectomy, the physician removes the uterus through the vagina with the aid of small abdominal incisions.
What can a woman expect after a hysterectomy procedure?
The Femcare Medical Associates team is skilled in minimally invasive gynecologic operations, so women can be confident that they are receiving the highest standard of care.
With a minimally invasive hysterectomy, some women can go home the same day as the surgery. It’s best to rest and avoid strenuous activities during the healing process, but many women can manage any discomfort with over-the-counter pain medication.
While a traditional hysterectomy requires about six weeks of healing time, women that opt for a minimally invasive hysterectomy experience a more rapid recovery within about two weeks. With smaller incisions and less trauma, the body recovers faster, and there are fewer side effects.
To schedule a consultation to discuss a hysterectomy at Femcare Medical Associates, request an appointment today by calling the office or using the online scheduling system.