Vaginal Hysterectomy At Srujan Maternity & Nursing Home, Pune

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Vaginal Hysterectomy

A vaginal hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the uterus through an incision in the vagina. In some cases, the cervix and upper portion of the vagina may also be removed. Vaginal hysterectomy can be used to treat abnormal uterine bleeding, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and other gynecological conditions.

Why is a Vaginal Hysterectomy Performed?

Vaginal Hysterectomy is performed for the following reasons:

  • Treat diseases or conditions that affect the uterus, such as fibroids, endometriosis, and cancer.
  • Remove non-cancerous growths in the uterus, such as polyps or adenomyosis.
  • Prevent further abnormal bleeding caused by uterine fibroid tumors.
  • Relieve chronic pelvic pain, which can be caused by endometriosis.
  • Prevent or treat urinary incontinence due to weak pelvic muscles.
  • Reduce the risk of developing ovarian cancer if a woman has a genetic predisposition for it.
  • Address chronic pelvic infections that have not responded to other treatments.
  • Reduce or eliminate painful menstrual periods caused by endometriosis or adenomyosis.
  • Reduce the risk of developing uterine cancer if a woman a family history of the disease.
  • Remove the uterus and cervix in order to make it easier to identify endometrial cancer or other cancers of the reproductive organs.
  • In some cases, to reduce the risk of uterine prolapse caused by weakened pelvic muscles.
  • Reduce the risk of ovarian cancer or other diseases of the reproductive organs in women with a family history of these conditions.

Preparation for Vaginal Hysterectomy

In preparation for surgery, your doctor will discuss the procedure with you and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Dr. Manisha Risbud will also perform a physical examination to make sure you are physically fit for the surgery. Some of the factors taken into consideration include your age, overall health, any existing medical conditions or allergies, and if you have undergone any prior abdominal surgeries. Additionally, certain tests may be required prior to surgery in order to rule out any potential risks or complications. Your doctor will also discuss any medications you are taking and may recommend stopping certain medications prior to the procedure. Dr. Manisha Risbud will review your medical, family, and social history in order to determine any potential risks associated with the surgery.

Before the procedure, your doctor may suggest that you avoid eating or drinking for 8 hours beforehand. You should also arrangements for a ride home after the procedure. Additionally, you may want to arrange for someone to be with you at least 24 hours afterward as your body adjusts to the surgery.

Prior to the procedure, Dr. Manisha Risbud will discuss the risks and benefits of the surgery with you and answer any questions that you may have. After discussing these details, a consent form will be provided for your signature. Signing this consent form indicates that you understand and agree to proceed with the surgery. It also serves as proof that Dr. Manisha Risbud has provided full disclosure about the surgery and its potential risks. The informed consent process is not just a formality, but an important step that helps to ensure your safety and understanding of the procedure.

Vaginal Hysterectomy Surgery Procedure

The surgery typically takes 2-3 hours and is performed with either general anesthesia or a spinal block. During the procedure, the Dr. Manisha Risbud will make an incision in the vagina and insert instruments to remove the uterus or cervix. The surgeon may use specialized tools such as scissors, forceps, and retractors to gain access to the uterus. The tissue is then cut into small pieces and removed from the body. After all of the affected organs have been removed, the incisions are closed with sutures or staples and covered with a dressing. Any instruments used during surgery will be carefully cleaned and sterilized prior to removal.

Post-Surgical Care Instructions

After the surgery, Dr. Manisha Risbud will provide you with detailed instructions on how to take care of yourself. These may include information about pain management, managing any incision sites, and when to follow-up with your doctor. You should make sure to follow these instructions closely in order to avoid potential complications and ensure a successful recovery.

Recovery After Vaginal Hysterectomy

The hospital stay for a vaginal hysterectomy varies depending on the patient’s overall health and how well they recover from the surgery. Generally, most patients will remain in the hospital for 2-3 days following the procedure.

The recovery period for a vaginal hysterectomy takes about 4-6 weeks. During this time, you should avoid any strenuous activity and make sure to get plenty of rest. Dr. Manisha Risbud may prescribe medications to help with pain management after the surgery. You may experience pain and discomfort at the incision sites, but most patients report that these symptoms begin to subside after a few days. In the weeks that follow, you should gradually increase your activity level and return to normal activities when you feel ready.

Risks and Complications Associated with Vaginal Hysterectomy

Vaginal hysterectomy is a major surgical procedure and, as with any surgery, there are risks and complications associated with it.

  • Infection is one of the most serious risks of vaginal hysterectomy.
  • Potential complications include infection, bleeding, injury to nearby organs or structures of the body during surgery, and blood clots.
  • Other more serious complications can occur but are rare (e.g. damage to the bladder or ureters, complications with anesthesia, and a reaction to medications).

At Srujan Maternity & Nursing Home in Pune we take measures to mitigate these risks and ensure the safety of our patients. We use only the most advanced surgical techniques, equipment, and medications to reduce the risk of complications during the procedure. Our experienced team of surgeons has performed successful vaginal hysterectomies over the years.

If you have any questions or concerns about your surgery, please do not hesitate to contact Srujan Maternity & Nursing Home in Pune and schedule an appointment today.

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