Are There Less Invasive Alternatives to Hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is a traditionally invasive procedure that involves complete surgical removal of the uterus, plus other organs and tissues if deemed medically necessary. A hysterectomy ends menstruation and means you can no longer become pregnant, which makes it a no-go for many women. 

While a hysterectomy may be necessary in some cases, medical innovations have led to new procedures that can treat a range of conditions without the need for removal of the uterus. 

Dr. Leroy Charles, expert obstetrician and gynecologist at Women’s Pavilion of the Palm Beaches in Greenacres, Florida, urges women to consider some less invasive alternatives before opting for a traditional hysterectomy. 

Why do women get hysterectomies?

Women get hysterectomies for a number of reasons, and always because something has gone awry related to the uterus or other organs in the pelvic region. A woman might consider a hysterectomy to solve: 

Sometimes, a hysterectomy is the best option. For instance, a severe uterine prolapse or advanced uterine cancer may warrant a hysterectomy. The procedure can be life-saving in certain situations, such as after childbirth complications that lead to bleeding. 

However, for many gynecological conditions, there are better, less invasive treatment options.

Alternatives to hysterectomy

Before opting for a hysterectomy, you should know all of your options for treating the condition you have. In some cases, medications can help you manage or treat a gynecological concern. 

In the case that medicine isn’t on the table for you, one of these procedures may be your golden ticket:

If you have a gynecological condition such as uterine fibroids, endometriosis, or pelvic inflammatory disease, it’s important to start treatment as soon as possible. Early treatment can save you months and even years of pain, as well as further complications. 

For more information about hysterectomies and alternatives, get in touch with the Women’s Pavilion of the Palm Beaches office in Greenacres, Florida. Call 561-264-2055 or book your appointment online. You can also send a message to Dr. Charles and the team here on the website.

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