Board Certified Obstetrician & Gynecologist located in Burlington, MA

Hysterectomy services offered in Burlington, MA

Hysterectomy may be required for some women when gynecological conditions become debilitating and severely impacts the quality of life. At Burlington OBGYN Associates in Burlington, Massachusetts, the board-certified obstetrics and gynecology specialists offer minimally invasive hysterectomy procedures to eliminate potential complications. Schedule an evaluation at Burlington OBGYN Associates Inc. by phone or request one online today.

Hysterectomy Q & A

What is a hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that removes the uterus in a woman. It’s the second most common procedure after a cesarean section (C-section).

What are the different types of hysterectomies?

Experts at Burlington OBGYN Associates offer an array of hysterectomy procedures.

A total hysterectomy removes your entire uterus and cervix; this is the most common type.

Our experts will carefully monitor your conditions and recommend the best option for you.

Who may be a candidate for a hysterectomy?

Our experts might suggest you undergo a hysterectomy if you develop:

  • Adenomyosis
  • Endometriosis
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Painful periods
  • Prolonged menstrual bleeding
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Uterine prolapse.
  • Uterine fibroids

You may be able to choose other treatments instead of a hysterectomy, especially if you want to have children in the future. A hysterectomy permanently removes the ability to have a baby.

Is a hysterectomy right for me?

To determine if you’re a hysterectomy candidate, the experts at Burlington OBGYN Associates discuss your symptoms, medical history, treatment preference, and goals. They complete a physical exam, pelvic exam (with a Pap smear if needed), and possibly blood testing, urine tests, hysteroscopy, an ultrasound, or other imaging procedures. A decision on whether hysterectomy is right is made based on clinical findings and in consultation with you.

What should I expect during a hysterectomy?

Hysterectomies often take between two and four hours, but the exact duration depends on the type of procedure you undergo.

Follow all instructions provided by Burlington OBGYN Associates hysterectomy specialists. You may need to stop taking certain medicines, plan for someone to drive you home afterward, and avoid food and drink the morning of surgery.

You often receive general anesthesia to help you fall asleep before your surgery. Your specialist might make an incision to remove your uterus or remove it through the vaginal canal – all of which will be discussed with you ahead of time. After the procedure, you will be in the recovery area for a short while.

What happens afterward?

In most cases, you can go home the same day as your surgery. If there are complications, you may be required to stay in the surgery center for a night or two. Follow your post-hysterectomy instructions provided by our specialists closely to ensure exceptional healing. Take it easy, use medicines as directed, and follow up with the specialists at Burlington OBGYN Associates as instructed.

You might require hormone therapy after undergoing a hysterectomy – our experts will guide you on this. Slowly ease back into physical, work, and sexual activity after being given the OK.

Call the Burlington OBGYN Associates Inc. office or use the online booking feature today to determine if you’re a candidate for a hysterectomy.