Hysterectomy Specialist

George D. Kovacs, MD

Cosmetic Surgery & Gynecology located in Hawthorne, CA

A hysterectomy can be the right treatment solution to relieve symptoms from several medical conditions and enhance quality of life. At George D. Kovacs, MD in Hawthorne, California, OB/GYN and skilled surgeon, George Kovacs, MD, and the friendly healthcare professionals help women find the best course of treatment. George D. Kovacs, MD utilizes the latest state-of-the-art tools and technology and provides different types of hysterectomies, including laparoscopic hysterectomies. For your personal treatment plan, call the office or click to book online.

Hysterectomy Q & A

George D. Kovacs, MD

What is a hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove the female reproductive organs. There are two different types of hysterectomy.

Partial hysterectomy

With a partial hysterectomy, the uterus is removed.

Total hysterectomy

A total hysterectomy procedure involves the removal of the uterus, cervix, and in some instances, the ovaries and fallopian tubes.

These two types of hysterectomy can be performed through one of two methods. Dr. Kovacs helps you to determine the best option to suit your individual needs.

Abdominal hysterectomy

With an abdominal hysterectomy, Dr. Kovacs removes your uterus with an incision in your lower abdomen. Both a partial and a total hysterectomy procedure can be performed in this way.

Vaginal hysterectomy

A vaginal hysterectomy involves the removal of the uterus through your vagina. The recovery for a vaginal hysterectomy is usually faster, but it’s only suitable in certain situations. If you have an enlarged uterus, an abdominal hysterectomy is necessary.

What testing is involved before a hysterectomy?

Before your hysterectomy, Dr. Kovacs checks for cancer and evaluates your overall health to make sure you’re ready and prepared for your surgery.

Testing before a hysterectomy typically involves one or more of the following:

  • Endometrial biopsy
  • Pelvic ultrasound
  • Cervical cytology or a pap test

The right type of hysterectomy depends on a number of factors, including the size of your uterus, the reasons for your hysterectomy, and if there’s a need to assess the upper abdomen.

Why would I need a hysterectomy?

Dr. Kovacs might suggest a hysterectomy to treat various conditions, including:

  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Gynecologic cancer
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding

After you’ve undergone a hysterectomy procedure, you can’t become pregnant, so you should be certain you’re ready to end your fertility. If you aren’t ready to end your fertility, Dr. Kovak can discuss other treatment options with you.

What are the benefits of a hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy can provide many benefits. A hysterectomy is a successful solution to help women find permanent relief from an array of medical conditions. Many of these conditions negatively impact daily life and a hysterectomy can improve quality of life.

Laparoscopic hysterectomies and modern technology allow for more precise, faster, and more efficient surgeries that involve smaller incisions, minimal scarring, and less downtime compared to a traditional hysterectomy.

During your consultation, you receive valuable information from Dr. Kovacs to ensure you’re comfortable and ready for your hysterectomy. Book your consultation online or call today.

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