If you need a hysterectomy, board-certified gynecologist Dr. Linda Sodoma at Dr. Linda Sodoma Aesthetics and Gynecology offers high-quality, state-of-the-art care. During a private one-on-one consultation, we will walk you through the process of having a hysterectomy and listen to any concerns you may have. This is a great time to ask as many questions as possible! Whether you need a hysterectomy due to uterine prolapse, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, or something else, we can create a treatment plan that will help you address your issues. During this surgery, we may perform a total hysterectomy, a partial hysterectomy, or a radical hysterectomy (often only used to treat cancer). For more information on hysterectomies or how Dr. Sodoma can help you address your feminine health issues, contact our Gilbert, AZ office to schedule a consultation.

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Even though a hysterectomy can be a difficult, life-changing procedure, it is an effective and safe way to treat several feminine health issues. Benefits of a hysterectomy performed at Dr. Linda Sodoma Aesthetics and Gynecology in Gilbert, AZ include:

  • Robotic and laparoscopic surgery, which is safer than traditional hysterectomy methods
  • Relief from chronic pain and/or heavy or irregular bleeding
  • Eliminating the risk of uterine cancer
  • Cutting down the likelihood of getting ovarian or endometrial cancer
  • Preventing future menstruation
  • Addressing fibroids, fibroid tumors, and uterine prolapse
  • Downtime may be as short as a few days

The decision to undergo a hysterectomy is based on a variety of factors, including the patient’s medical history, the severity of symptoms, the effectiveness of other treatments, and personal preferences regarding fertility and surgical intervention. It’s typically considered only after less invasive treatment options have failed or are not suitable. A hysterectomy at Dr. Linda Sodoma Aesthetics and Gynecology in Gilbert, AZ could be a viable option if you have:

  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Cervical incompetence
  • Endometriosis (severe or treatment-resistant endometriosis)
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pelvic prolapse
  • Uterine fibroids

Prior to your hysterectomy, we will meet with you one-on-one so you know exactly what to expect. You’ll have one of three hysterectomies:

  • Total hysterectomy: Removal of the uterus and cervix
  • Partial hysterectomy: Removal of the upper part of the uterus
  • Radical hysterectomy: Removal of the uterus, cervix, fallopian tubes, and ovaries (typically only performed to treat cancer)

Your hysterectomy will vary, depending on the type of hysterectomy you’re having, but Dr. Sodoma typically uses the da Vinci® robotic surgery, a laparoscopic treatment, as this is usually the most minimally invasive option. The da Vinci method has a variety of advantages, including:

  • Less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Less scarring
  • Fewer complications after surgery
  • Faster recovery time

After your hysterectomy, you can expect to be sore. You’ll have some pain for at least a few days and some vaginal bleeding for a few weeks. It’s normal to feel constipated after your procedure. If you had a radical hysterectomy, you will begin to notice symptoms of menopause.