Hysterectomy Surgery for Heavy Periods
Most cases of heavy bleeding DO NOT require surgery – and can be treated with medication or other minimally invasive treatments in our Flint OBGYN office.
A hysterectomy is a surgical removal of the uterus with or without removal of the patient’s fallopian tubes and ovaries. In instances where a hysterectomy becomes necessary, we offer the most advanced, least invasive types of hysterectomies – with the least pain and the most rapid recovery.
Vaginal Hysterectomy – A vaginal hysterectomy is done through a cut in your vagina. The surgeon operates through this incision and closes it with stitches.
Traditional Laparoscopy – With traditional laparoscopy, your surgeon operates through a few small incisions using long instruments and a tiny camera to guide doctors during surgery. Your uterus may also be removed through a single incision in the belly button.
da Vinci Multi-port Hysterectomy – With the da Vinci Surgical System, your doctor operates through a few small abdominal incisions (multi-port surgery) instead of a large open incision ( similar to traditional laparoscopy). The da Vinci System features special wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. da Vinci also features a magnified 3D HD® vision system that allows surgeons to see key anatomy with depth and clarity. As a result, da Vinci enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, and control.
da Vinci® Single-Site® Surgery – Your uterus can also be removed through a small incision in your belly button using da Vinci Single-Site Surgery. This technology allows for virtually scarless results (for non-cancerous conditions only).
State-of-the-art da Vinci uses the latest in surgical and robotics technologies for simple and complex procedures. Your doctor controls the da Vinci System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body.