Hysterectomy Specialist

Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC

Board Certified OB/GYN located in Leesburg, FL & Lady Lake, FL

Modern hysterectomy procedures, including laparoscopies, are much less invasive than in years past, so you can often expect a quicker recovery and far less postoperative pain. If you need a partial or total hysterectomy for chronic conditions, the highly skilled team at Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC can help. Book your hysterectomy evaluation at the Leesburg, and Lady Lake, in Florida, practice through the website. You can also call to speak with a team member about booking your appointment.

Hysterectomy Q & A

Do I need to get a hysterectomy?

In general, it’s best to preserve healthy tissue and avoid surgery whenever possible. But in some cases, a hysterectomy to remove your uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and/or cervix is necessary for your health.

Your doctor could recommend a partial or total hysterectomy if you have:

  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Thickening of the uterus (adenomyosis)

A hysterectomy might also be necessary if you have cancer in one or more of your reproductive organs.

What happens during a hysterectomy?

The team at Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC provides compassionate and comprehensive care from your preoperative visits all the way through your postoperative stages and beyond.

Your provider might recommend a minimally invasive laparoscopic or robotic procedure, a vaginal hysterectomy, or a traditional open hysterectomy, depending on your diagnosis.

In any case, a hysterectomy is almost always performed under general anesthesia. Your practitioner removes your pelvic organs either through your vaginal canal or through incisions in your lower pelvic area.

Once your hysterectomy is complete, your surgeon closes the incisions with sutures or staples. You might need to spend 1-3 nights in the hospital, especially if you needed an open surgery hysterectomy.

How long is the recovery after a hysterectomy?

Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC providers generally recommend taking it easy and staying home from work for at least 1-2 weeks after your hysterectomy. You can gradually start returning to some of your daily activities as long as they’re not causing you pain or discomfort.

Typically, a full recovery from a hysterectomy takes 6-8 weeks. But if you needed a traditional open hysterectomy, your recovery could take longer because of the longer incision and thus, more disruption of soft tissues.

It’s important to note that if you needed to have your ovaries removed, your Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC doctor is likely going to get you started on hormone replacement therapy right away since you’re going to immediately enter menopause.

Schedule your hysterectomy evaluation at Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC today. You can book your appointment either online or over the phone.