Hysterectomy is a major operation to remove the entire womb (uterus and in all probability the cervix) of a woman where the baby grows and develops during pregnancy. Depending upon the personal state, doctor’s recommendations, and medical history of the patient, the surgery may even involve the removal of fallopian tubes and ovaries.
After undergoing this surgical procedure, females lose their ability to menstruate and get pregnant in their reproductive years because there is no longer uterine lining present to prepare for implantation and shed blood every month. If both ovaries are removed, the patient enters into menopause. Most commonly, this surgery is done in women belonging to the 40-50 years age group.
One can consult Dr. Chaitali Mahajan Trivedi, the top specialist for Hysterectomy Treatment in Mumbai, Juhu at Nanavati Superspeciality Hospital to get more details about this procedure and achieve safe surgical outcomes.
At Nanavati Superspeciality Hospital, the best Hysterectomy Treatment in Mumbai, Juhu hysterectomies are performed in females suffering from reproductive health issues. The doctor may recommend a hysterectomy due to the following reasons:
The various kinds of hysterectomy depend upon the need for the surgery and how much of the uterus and surrounding reproductive system can remain safely intact. The main types include:
At Nanavati Superspeciality Hospital, all types of hysterectomy surgeries are performed by the best hysterectomy surgeon in Mumbai.
Before commencing with the procedure, Dr. Chaitali explains the details of the surgery including possible side effects and complications. The patients are free to discuss any concerns they have. The doctor may ask their patients to provide their blood and urine test reports. Depending upon the patient’s condition, needs, and expectations the surgeon will determine the type of hysterectomy and the best method to carry out the procedure.
On the day of the surgery, the patient must come in comfortable clothing without any pieces of jewelry or precious belongings. Before going for surgery, the patient is asked to wear the hospital gown after which she is hooked up to the monitors that check the vitals like tracking of heart and breathing rate. An intravenous line is also placed into the arms of the patient to deliver the required fluids and medications to relieve pain and prevent infections or inflammations.
Hysterectomy can be carried out in different ways all of which require local/regional (epidural or spinal) or general anesthesia. Local anesthesia only numbs the body below the patient’s waistline and the person remains awake whereas general anesthesia is provided to put the patient in sleep throughout the surgery so that they don’t feel pain and are comfortable throughout the procedure. Sometimes, local anesthesia is given along with sedation which makes the person sleepy and relaxed during the operation.
The overall surgery may last for one to three hours but the total duration depends upon the size of the uterus, the requirement to take down the scarring from earlier operations, and if there is any need for removal of endometrial tissues and other organs like ovaries and fallopian tube.
The cost of Hysterectomy surgery in Mumbai depends on several factors like the patient's age, complexity of procedure, surgical approach, and the doctor’s experience.
Following hysterectomy, the expected time of hospital stay varies among the patients depending upon the type of surgery they had. The patients are shifted to an ICU or a recovery room where the healthcare provider or nurse monitors their vital signs to make sure there are no complications after the surgery like bleeding or blood clot formation. Soon after the surgery, the patient must walk around so that blood clots are not formed in the legs.
The recovery timings also vary depending upon the type of hysterectomy undergone by the patient and the approach used. Mostly, patients recover completely within 4 to 6 weeks. During the healing period, the patient must gradually increase their physical activities and if there is any pain or discomfort they must report to the doctor and discontinue it as the doctor recommends. It is recommended to avoid sexual intercourse, bending, pulling, or pushing of objects, and lifting heavy items during recovery.
To get the benefits of hysterectomy surgery consult Dr. Chaitali Mahajan Trivedi, Gynaecologist in Mumbai, Juhu at Nanavati Superspeciality Hospital.