What is a Hysterectomy Open Surgery?
What is a hysterectomy open surgery? An open hysterectomy surgery is the traditional manual surgery that is performed by making an incision in the abdomen so the gynecologist (what is a gynecologist) can see and get to the uterus, to remove it. The incision that the gynecologist performs the surgery through is between 4 to 6 inches long. The advantage in going through the abdomen instead of vaginal surgery is in case there are very large uterine fibroids or the uterus is very large which would make it difficult to remove through the vagina. Another reason to perform surgery through the abdomen is when endometriosis is spread throughout the pelvic and abdominal cavity.
What is a hysterectomy open surgery? Another advantage of performing an open abdominal hysterectomy it that it gives direct visualization and access of the entire pelvic and abdominal cavity compared to vaginal visualization and access. Occasionally a vaginal surgery needs to be switched to an abdominal surgery using open, laparoscopic or robotic technique. Conversely, a laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy may be performed on non-malignant hysterectomies which leave the cervix intact and have a faster recovery period. Just before the surgery begins, a catheter will be placed in your bladder which is removed after your initial recover in the hospital. The hysterectomy may last for 1 or 2 hours depending on which organs are removed.What is a hysterectomy open surgery? An open hysterectomy may produce more blood loss during the surgery then a vaginal, laparoscopic or robotic hysterectomy. An open hysterectomy will also leave a larger scar verses the vaginal or laparoscopic hysterectomy. The healing periods are generally longer with an open hysterectomy; this includes a longer period in the hospital, longer time for the incision to heal and a longer time for a full recovery to get back to your normal lifestyle. The gynecologic surgeon may make a horizontal incision called a bikini line incision which is located on the lower abdomen or a vertical incision running from just under the navel straight down to the lower abdomen. Since it may be advantageous to perform the hysterectomy through the abdomen the open surgery may be performed because the surgeon is not trained in laparoscopic surgery or robotic surgery. The medical facility that your doctor and insurance company uses may not have a da Vinci surgical system (what is robotic surgery). In this circumstance, getting a second opinion from a gynecologic oncology specialist or gynecologist that performs robotic surgery that is in your insurance plan, will allow you to understand all of your options clearly when making such an important decision. There are some areas that do not have gynecologic oncology specialists or an experienced robotic hysterectomy surgeon, which is why people travel from around the world to have their robotic hysterectomy done with the experienced oncology specialist robotic surgeons in our Florida Centers. International, national, and local patients can make appointments and inquiries by calling (954) 518-4100 for our Hollywood Center or (954) 538-1300 for the Miramar Center, or make your appointments and inquiries online.