Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy

Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy

A hysterectomy — removing your uterus and possibly surrounding reproductive organs — may be essential if you have gynecological cancer, severe uterine fibroids or endometriosis, or other chronic issues. With the help of board-certified OB/GYNs William McIntosh, MD, and Lisa McIntosh, MD, at Women’s Health Center of Clarksville, you can undergo a minimally invasive hysterectomy, often with the state-of-the-art da Vinci® robotic system. Find out more about modern hysterectomy procedures by booking an exam by calling this Clarksville, Tennessee, clinic directly.


Why do I need a hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is a personalized operation that involves removing your uterus. In some cases, you may need your cervix, ovaries, or fallopian tubes removed, too. This type of gynecological procedure is generally only recommended if you have a serious health issue or ongoing problems, including:

  • Uterine, cervical, or ovarian cancer
  • Endometriosis or uterine fibroids
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Uterine thickening
  • Uterine prolapse

Occasionally, your OB/GYN may recommend a hysterectomy if you have chronic pelvic pain and have exhausted all other treatment solutions to no avail.

What happens during a hysterectomy?

At Women’s Health Center of Clarksville, you can undergo a modern hysterectomy procedure with the da Vinci robotic platform. During this procedure, performed while you’re under general anesthesia, your OB/GYN makes a few small incisions in your lower pelvic region or in your belly button.

They insert the da Vinci robotic tools into these incisions, as well as a thin camera that produces high-definition 3D magnified images onto a monitor. By sitting at a console and viewing the images, your OB/GYN can manipulate the tiny robotic instruments and carefully remove your reproductive organs with extreme precision.

Once your hysterectomy is complete, you only need a few stitches or surgical glue to seal up your small incisions. Depending on your specific hysterectomy procedure and individual health history, you may need to stay in the hospital for one or two nights for observation.

How long is the recovery after a hysterectomy?

The compassionate OB/GYN team at Women’s Health Center of Clarksville spend time preparing you for your hysterectomy long before you ever go into that operating room, so you know what to expect during your recovery.

Since the da Vinci robotic platform is minimally invasive, you can return to many of your daily activities and light-duty job functions within a couple of weeks. Most women are fully recovered and back to all regular activities, including exercise and sexual intercourse, in as little as six to eight weeks.

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