Women's Health Texas – Austin

Types of Hysterectomy Surgery

Our Austin OBGYNs offer minimally invasive hysterectomy surgery

When women learn that they need a hysterectomy, they may feel anxious about what is going to happen. Historically, the only option was abdominal hysterectomy surgery, an invasive procedure that required a long incision and an extensive recovery. However, times have changed, and having a hysterectomy does not have to hold you back.

Advances in medical technology and devices, combined with the surgical expertise of our Austin OBGYNs, give women improved hysterectomy options. Our Austin hysterectomy surgeons specialize in minimally invasive hysterectomy surgery, offering new options that decrease post-operative recovery time and increase patient satisfaction.

The options for minimally invasive hysterectomy surgery

Our Austin OBGYNs specialize in minimally invasive hysterectomy and carefully consider each woman’s symptoms to determine the procedure that they feel will yield the best results. Hysterectomy surgery can be performed using different surgical procedures.

  • With a vaginal hysterectomy, our physicians can remove the uterus, as well as the ovaries and the fallopian tubes, through a woman’s vagina. Because this is done without an abdominal incision, recovery is faster and there are fewer complications.
  • Laparoscopic hysterectomy is a minimally invasive surgery that involves making three to five very small incisions in the abdomen that allow our physicians to insert the laparoscope, a thin instrument with a camera attached, and the surgical instruments to perform the surgery.
  • Robotic hysterectomy uses a state-of-the-art robotic platform and robotic arms that give the surgeon precise control over the incisions by providing more dexterity and accuracy than the human hand. All our physicians are trained and experienced with robotic surgery, and several of our physicians are involved in training other physicians in robotic surgical technique.

Some women may not be good candidates for a specific type of surgery. You should consult with your surgeon to determine the right type of hysterectomy surgery for your situation. Our physicians are well trained in both non-surgical and surgical techniques, and we offer multiple types of minimally invasive surgery. Options other than hysterectomy may be available, and our physicians will discuss these options with you.

Our highly trained surgeons provide compassionate care and support

Our Austin OBGYNs want you to know that you are not alone if you need a hysterectomy. Our physicians are here to make the decision-making process as stress-free as possible. With so many minimally invasive options for hysterectomy surgery, our skilled surgeons will work with you to determine the procedure that best suits your specific circumstances.

Our caring Austin hysterectomy surgeons and staff are always available to answer questions and provide support before, during and after your hysterectomy.

Contact us for an appointment to learn more about how to improve your quality of life with minimally invasive hysterectomy options.