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Abdominal Hysterectomy

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Hysterectomy is an operation during which a uterus removal is performed, together with the removal of other surrounding organs. There are a few techniques of hysterectomy, including laparoscopic hysterectomy. Abdominal hysterectomy is performed through an incision in patient’s lower abdomen, hence its name. Apart from a technique, a scope of hysterectomy procedure is a crucial matter. Looking from this perspective, there are many types of hysterectomy, such as partial hysterectomy, total hysterectomy, and radical hysterectomy. Doctors choose which technique and type of hysterectomy to choose according to patient’s medical condition.

Abdominal Hysterectomy Candidates

There are few reasons to undergo an abdominal hysterectomy surgery. One of them is heavier than normal periods. Among other common reasons for hysterectomy belongs pelvic pain for which other treatments proved insufficient. However, the most common reason for abdominal hysterectomy is tumours such as fibroids and various cancers, including uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, and cervical cancer.

Am I Suitable for Abdominal Hysterectomy?

Most of the patients are able to undergo abdominal hysterectomy procedure, assuming that there are no other health conditions which pose an additional risk for a patient. However, the most important issue is the possibility of pregnancy. Abdominal uterus removal of all kinds, no matter total or partial hysterectomy, rules out any chances of pregnancy, which is a big loss for many women. For this reason, hysterectomy is often treated as a last resort after all other treatments fail.

Preparing for Abdominal Hysterectomy

As with other surgeries, it is of key importance to contact your doctor before your abdominal hysterectomy and to inform about any medical conditions you experience as well as medicines you take. In this way, the doctor may recommend which substances to not take and prepare your hysterectomy procedure properly. Additionally, as soon as your abdominal hysterectomy surgery is scheduled, try to lead a healthy lifestyle, with good, balanced diet, free of cigarettes and full of the workout.

How is Abdominal Hysterectomy Performed?

Abdominal hysterectomy starts from an incision in the patient’s lower abdomen. Through it, a doctor removes organs according to the type of hysterectomy procedure:
• Partial hysterectomy – during partial hysterectomy patient’s womb is removed without removing the cervix. However, this type of uterus removal is not really common due to the risk of cervical cancer.
• Total hysterectomy – in a total hysterectomy, the doctor removes both womb and cervix.
• Total hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy – in this type of hysterectomy procedure, a doctor attempts to remove not only womb and cervix but also the fallopian tubes and ovaries.
• Radical hysterectomy – radical hysterectomy is the type of uterus removal with the widest scope. During it, doctors remove womb, cervix, the fallopian tubes, the ovaries, and part of the vagina. This type finds use predominantly as a treatment for aggressive cancers.

Abdominal Hysterectomy Summary

Anesthesia

General anesthetic

Hospital Stay

Up to 5 days

Back to Work

Up to 8 weeks

Duration of Operation

1-2 hours

Number of Trips Abroad

1

Back to Sports

Up to 8 weeks

Abdominal Hysterectomy Recovery

After a hysterectomy, you will need to rest for a few days. In the case of abdominal hysterectomy surgery, it may take even 5 days to leave the hospital. However, during your hospital stay, you will be asked to take short walks in order to prevent any complications. Additionally, in the first days, you may have a catheter inserted in order to urinate as well as gauze inserted into your vagina to prevent bleeding. Then you will start your at-home recovery from hysterectomy, which may take several weeks.

Scars after Abdominal Hysterectomy

In most of the cases, an abdominal hysterectomy is performed through a horizontal cut along the pubic hairline. For this reason, it should not be visible even when you wear underwear.

Abdominal Hysterectomy Risks and Complications

There are certain risks and hysterectomy complications worth taking under consideration. While it is rare, doctors can accidentally cause damage to patients organs, be it bowel or bladder as well as the ureter. Uterus removal may also cause internal bleeding. Additionally, as with many other surgeries, there is a danger of infection but patients are supplied with antibiotics in order to prevent such an occurrence.

Abdominal Hysterectomy Side Effects

There are numerous side effects of abdominal hysterectomy. These include:
• Early menopause symptoms – they are connected to total hysterectomy or radical hysterectomy when ovaries are removed.
• Weight gain after hysterectomy – Again, this may happen due to the removal of ovaries during an abdominal hysterectomy.
• Increased or decreased pleasure from sex – patients who previously experienced pelvic pain may after the surgery enjoy their sexual life more than previously. However, in some cases, the pleasure may decrease due to increased dryness which causes discomfort.

Abdominal Hysterectomy Success Rates

It is hard to estimate the average success rate of abdominal hysterectomy procedure due to various types of this surgery. However, more than 99% of patients survive the uterus removal operation.

Before and After Abdominal Hysterectomy

Patients whose abdominal hysterectomy surgery was successful often can enjoy their lives better due to lack of pain which previously affected them. However, they need to get used to some of the side effects of hysterectomy.

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Abdominal Hysterectomy Cost

Average Abdominal Hysterectomy costs are € 4,463, based on Abdominal Hysterectomy prices from 17 clinics. Cheapest Abdominal Hysterectomy cost is € 1,500 where Abdominal Hysterectomy prices can go up to € 6,541.

Abdominal Hysterectomy prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location. For example, Abdominal Hysterectomy in Turkey is a popular option where Abdominal Hysterectomy costs as low as € 3,271.

Please note that the Abdominal Hysterectomy prices listed on FlyMedi are the average price for Abdominal Hysterectomy procedures. Clinics may ask you to provide them with specific information about your medical condition in order to provide you a detailed cost estimate for Abdominal Hysterectomy procedures. To receive a personalized Abdominal Hysterectomy quote, please click HERE.

Abdominal Hysterectomy FAQ

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What Is Hysterectomy?

Hysterectomy is a procedure during which uterus removal, sometimes combined with removal of other organs, is performed.

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What Is the Different Between Total and Radical Hysterectomy?

Total hysterectomy includes removal of womb, cervix, fallopian tubes and ovaries, while in radical hysterectomy doctors go one step further and remove also a part of the vagina.

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Why Abdominal Hysterectomy When there Are Other Methods?

In some cases performing a laparoscopic hysterectomy or vaginal hysterectomy is not possible and doctors decide for abdominal hysterectomy.