At Advanced Gynecology of Reno, we understand that deciding on a hysterectomy is a significant choice. We are committed to providing personalized care and detailed information to help you make an informed decision about your health. Contact us for a consultation to discuss your options and any concerns you may have.

What is a Hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the uterus. It may involve removing the entire uterus or just a part of it. In some cases, the procedure may also include the removal of the cervix, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. This surgery is a common gynecological procedure and can be performed for various medical reasons, including uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse, chronic pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding, or cancer.

How do I Know if I Need a Hysterectomy?

Determining whether you need a hysterectomy involves a thorough evaluation by your gynecologist. Indications for this surgery include:

  • Persistent pain or heavy bleeding that doesn’t respond to other treatments.
  • Cancer of the uterus, cervix, ovaries, or endometrium.
  • Uterine fibroids leading to pain, bleeding, or other problems.
  • Endometriosis causing severe symptoms.
  • Uterine prolapse.

Dr. Poppen and the caring staff at Advanced Gynecology of Reno understand that it’s important to discuss all available treatment options with your doctor, including non-surgical alternatives. We are here to help you understand what is best for your individual health needs.

Commonly Ask Questions

Most women report no significant change in sexual function after a hysterectomy. However, individual experiences may vary.

Recovery time can differ based on the type of surgery (abdominal, vaginal, or laparoscopic). Generally, full recovery takes 6 to 8 weeks.

A hysterectomy significantly reduces the risk of uterine and cervical cancer. However, if your ovaries are retained, there is still a risk of ovarian cancer.

If your ovaries are removed during the hysterectomy, you will enter menopause. If your ovaries are left intact, you may not enter menopause immediately.