General Gynecology & Minimally Invasive Surgeries located in Orlando, FL & Kissimmee, FL
Hysterectomies are the second most common gynecological procedure performed in the United States, but Dr. Anthony Gyang at Osceola Gynecology understands it’s never an easy decision. When you need surgery, you can count on his compassionate care and expertise in minimally invasive hysterectomies, which offers a fast recovery with minimal postoperative pain. If you have questions about hysterectomy, call one of the offices in Orlando, Kissimmee, and St. Cloud, Florida, or book an appointment online.
Hysterectomy Q & A
What conditions are treated with a hysterectomy?
Dr. Gyang treats non-cancerous gynecological conditions with conservative measures before recommending a hysterectomy. Cancerous conditions, however, usually require a hysterectomy as first-line treatment.
The conditions most often treated with a hysterectomy include:
- Uterine fibroids: non-cancerous growths in the wall of your uterus
- Endometriosis: tissue from the wall of your uterus grows outside the uterus
- Uterine prolapse: your uterus drops out of position due to weak muscles
- Abnormal uterine bleeding: heavy or long menstrual periods
- Adenomyosis: abnormal tissue growth inside the uterine wall
What are the different types of hysterectomies?
Depending on your gynecological condition, Dr. Gyang performs one of these three types of hysterectomies:
- Total hysterectomy: entire uterus and cervix are removed
- Partial hysterectomy: upper part of the uterus is removed while the cervix stays intact
- Radical hysterectomy: entire uterus, cervix, and upper part of the vagina are removed
During any hysterectomy, one or both of your ovaries and fallopian tubes are removed.
What is minimally invasive surgery?
Dr. Gyang performs all hysterectomies using minimally invasive surgery, which means he makes only a few tiny incisions and uses specialized surgical instruments.
The key surgical instrument is the laparoscope, which is why you’ll often hear minimally invasive surgery referred to as laparoscopy. These narrow instruments contain lighting and a miniature camera that transmits magnified images to a video monitor.
Dr. Gyang also specializes in robotic surgery, which is the same as laparoscopy but uses robotic instruments with a greater range of motion and flexibility than human wrists. The robotic system also has a 3D high-definition camera system that provides enhanced visualization. As Dr. Gyang controls the robotic instruments, he can operate with greater precision, dexterity, and control.
Robotic and laparoscopic hysterectomies are performed through several incisions in your abdomen. In a vaginal hysterectomy, Dr. Gyang removes your uterus through the vagina.
What are the benefits of a minimally invasive hysterectomy?
Small incisions cause significantly less trauma to the surrounding tissues compared to traditional open surgery. As a result, you gain benefits such as:
- Less postoperative pain
- Faster recovery
- Shorter hospital stay
- Minimal scarring
To learn more about hysterectomy or if you have a gynecological concern, call Osceola Gynecology or book an appointment online.