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Our specialists at Top Gynaecologists London Clinic ensure that you feel empowered and confident in your decision to undergo an abdominal hysterectomy. We acknowledge that undergoing any surgery can be a daunting experience.
While it may sound intimidating, our experienced gynaecologists and surgeons make the process comfortable and stress-free. We will guide you through every step of the process, from pre-surgery consultations to post-surgery recovery.
Abdominal hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that involves surgically removing the uterus (known as a hysterectomy) through an incision in the abdomen. Surgeons perform this procedure to treat various gynaecological conditions, like uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and cancer.
During the abdominal hysterectomy procedure, you will be under general anesthesia. If required, our surgeon will make an incision in the lower abdomen to remove the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. The procedure can take between one to three hours to complete.
After the surgery, you must stay in the hospital for several days to recover. Doctors will prescribe pain medication and antibiotics to control possible infections. You should rest and avoid any strenuous activity for several weeks.
Follow up with the doctor regularly to monitor healing progress. You can expect to experience relief from symptoms such as heavy bleeding, pain and discomfort after recovery. Please note that recovery can vary from person to person, and some may need more time to heal fully.
An abdominal hysterectomy is a safe and effective procedure for treating various gynaecological conditions. However, potential risks associated with the surgery include bleeding, infection and damage to surrounding organs.
The length of an abdominal hysterectomy procedure can vary. But on average, the surgery takes around two to three hours.
As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks and potential complications associated with abdominal hysterectomy. These can include bleeding, infection, damage to surrounding organs and anaesthesia complications.
You will no longer have periods after an abdominal hysterectomy due to uterus removal. However, you may still experience menstrual-like symptoms if your ovaries are not removed.
If your ovaries are removed during the procedure, you may experience a sudden drop in hormone levels leading to menopause symptoms. Your gynaecologist may recommend hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to help manage menopause symptoms effectively.
Your gynaecologist will provide specific instructions for preparing for your abdominal hysterectomy, which may include stopping certain medications or dietary changes. Strictly adhere to these instructions to ensure the best possible outcome from the procedure.