Patients can engage in sexual activities around 6 weeks after the procedure.
Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. During this procedure the fallopian tubes, ovaries and cervix may be removed as well, along with other surrounding tissue.
Hysterectomy surgery is usually performed by a gynaecologist. The hysterectomy procedure can be:
● Total Hysterectomy surgery – The body of the uterus is removed, along with the cervix and fundus. This procedure is also called complete hysterectomy.
● Partial Hysterectomy surgery – The body of the uterus is removed, but the cervix is left intact. This procedure is also called supracervical hysterectomy.
● Radical Hysterectomy surgery – The uterus is removed, along with any adjacent tissue. The cervix and the top part of the vagina are also removed. Radical hysterectomy is usually performed on patients suffering from cancer. During this procedure, the ovaries may also be removed – this type of surgery is called oophorectomy.
Hysterectomy surgery is the most common gynaecological procedure – over 600.000 procedures are performed yearly in the United States alone. Hysterectomy surgery can also be performed before or as a part of sex reassignment surgery for trans men. It is usually performed in conjunction with hormone replacement therapy in order to remove any organs which produce female hormones.
Hysterectomy surgery is recommended for women suffering from one or more of the following health problems:
● Uterine fibrosis which can cause bleeding, pain or other health problems
● Uterine prolapsed – sliding of the uterus into the vaginal canal
● Cancer of the ovaries, cervix or uterus
● Chronic pelvic pain
● Adenomyosis – a thickening of the uterus
● Abnormal vaginal bleeding
Hysterectomy surgery for non cancerous medical issues is only considered after all other treatment options have failed.
Hysterectomy surgery is not recommended for patients who had one or more of the following:
● Uterine size greater than 280 g
● Previous multiple pelvic or abdominal surgeries
● Advanced uterine malignancies
● Advanced cervical malignancies
● Ovarian malignancies
This procedure is also not recommended for patients wishing to have children in the future or patients suffering from morbid obesity.
Patients need to avoid smoking for a month before the hysterectomy surgery. The gynaecological surgeon needs to be informed about any medications that the patient may be taking, as well as supplements or herbal teas. Hysterectomy surgery cannot be performed before or during menstruation.
Hysterectomy surgery is usually performed under general anaesthesia, but it can be done by using different techniques. Some of the most common techniques include:
Abdominal hysterectomy surgery
● No limitations by the size of the uterus
● It can be combined with incontinence surgery
● Highest rate of possible complications
● Longest recovery period
● Longest hospital stay
Vaginal hysterectomy surgery
● Shortest surgery time
● Short recovery period
● It can be combined with a reduction procedure
● It can be limited by the size of the uterus or previous surgery
● Highest blood loss
Laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy surgery
● Low risk of developing complication
● Shorter recovery hysterectomy recovery period
● Less blood loss
● Around 15% of patients will continue to have menstrual bleeding
Total laparoscopic hysterectomy surgery
● Limited blood loss
● Shorter hysterectomy recovery period
Total laparoscopic hysterectomy surgery has no known disadvantages.
Patient is required to stay 2 to 5 nights in the hospital
2 to 4 hours
2 to 4 weeks
The hysterectomy recovery period depends on the technique used. Patients can leave the hospital in 2 to 5 days. Patients can usually return to work in around 10-12 weeks, depending on the nature of their profession.
Hysterectomy surgery risks and complications can include:
● Excessive bleeding
● Urinary incontinence
● Vaginal prolapse
● Chronic pain
● Fistula formation
● Blood clots formation
● Injury to surrounding organs
Hysterectomy surgery side effects can include:
● Pain and discomfort
● Slight bleeding and vaginal discharge
Hysterectomy reviews set the average success rate at 98.2%.
If the ovaries were removed during the hysterectomy procedure, the patient will enter menopause. If not, menopause will begin at an earlier age. Women need to avoid heavy lifting for at least 6 weeks after the procedure.
Cheapest Hysterectomy price in Turkey is € 3,271. Average Hysterectomy cost in Turkey is € 5,451 where prices can go as high as € 6,541.
With FlyMedi, you can connect with 13 Gynecology centers in Turkey that are offering Hysterectomy procedures. These Gynecology centers are accredited by international standard-setting bodies including JCI and TTB. Popular Hysterectomy destinations in Turkey include Istanbul, Ankara and Antalya.
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Turkey is a treasure trove of traditions, spices, street food delights and destinations for any intrepid tourist. It’s a mix between the familiar and the exotic, ranging from the bustling streets of Istanbul to the serene and relaxed Roman ruins spread around Turkey’s Western and Southern coast. Turkey is a fairly large country with 75 million inhabitants. The country spreads between Europe and Asia, with 97% of the country on the Asian side – Asian Turkey. Turkey is encircled and enjoys access to three different seas: The Black Sea, The Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean. Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and the largest city in Europe, regarding population – It has over 14 million people.
Turkey’s medical infrastructure has improved greatly beginning with the early 2000s and now is one of the biggest medical tourism hubs in Europe and Asia. Turkey has the largest number of JCI-accredited hospitals, second only to the USA and hospitals are more often than not part of international healthcare groups, following strict European protocols and regulations. Turkey has 28.000 medical institutions spread across the European and Asian side but some of the biggest private hospitals and medical centres are in Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya and Bodrum – these also happen to be some of the best tourist destinations in Turkey.
Bodrum is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Turkey, with its sandy beaches and small streets littered with traditional shops and elegant restaurants. The town used to be called Halicarnassus, and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus is one of the World’s Seven Ancient Wonders. Bodrum also features a castle built by the crusaders in the 15th century.
Istanbul is the home of several architectural treasures, including the Blue Mosque. The Blue Mosque was built on the orders of Sultan Ahmed between 1609 and 1616 and the Sultan’s body still resides within the mosque. The high ceiling is lined with more than 20000 handmade ceramic tiles, hence the name – The Blue Mosque.
Pamukkale, meaning “The Cotton Castle” in Turkish is a surreal destination in the country’s western region of Denizli, world renowned for its white terraces with warm spring water. The ancient Greek city of Hierapolis was built over the springs and Pamukkale was a renowned destination in antiquity as well. Tourists can visit the ancient Roman and Greek ruins of the baths, temples and theatres dating to the second century BC.
● If you don’t feel like waiting in a queue, you can get a VISA for Turkey online. The VISA usually costs around $20 for US travellers.
● Turkey’s population is predominantly Islamic so it’s a good idea to wear a headscarf while visiting mosques. Shorts or any other garments that fit under the knee are not prohibited by law but it’s considered good etiquette not to wear shorts for men or short skirts for women.
● You can change any sort of currency into the Turkish Lira – the Turkish currency just about everywhere. Most supermarkets and shops also accept credit cards.
● Roaming fees in Turkey can be somewhat expensive, so it’s a good idea to simply buy a new Turkish SIM card and use it while staying in Turkey.
● Turkey’s international calling code is +90.
● Electrical installations usually operate on 220 volts, 50 Hz and use European style plugs and European style sockets. Four and Five star hotels usually provide North American - 120 volts, 60 Hz sockets as well.
● Driving in Turkey can be a hassle sometimes, but very pleasurable at other times. Roads are usually in good shape and some roads actually lack traffic, so it can be a relaxing experience. In Turkey, people drive on the right, so that’s a detail you will need to keep in mind. In some areas, villagers made cardboard and marker pen signs in order to help lost tourist on their way.
● Renting a car in Turkey is quite simple and cheap. If you have the budget for a full insurance, you should definitely take it – if anything happens, at least you won’t have to worry about money.
● The Turkish Airlines Company, THY offers destinations to just about anywhere in the world with a total of 261 destinations. The company was founded in 1933 and features 285 passenger and cargo planes.
● Turkey uses the metric system which is easy enough to understand – 1 Km = 1000 meters, 1 Kg = 1000 grams, and so on. One mile equals 1.60 Km.
● Turkish people are warm and very hospitable - It is customary for people to hug and kiss both cheeks regardless of their gender.
● Turkish street food is very diverse, from the simple bagel-type snack Simit to the familiar pizza-type Lahmacun, there are tons of variants to just about anything.
● Turkish coffee is world renowned, but it’s also a bit different than say, its American counterpart - It is usually a strong coffee with a rich aroma, served very hot from a small traditional cup. Be careful not to drink any of the coffee grounds still in the cup.
● Turkish delight, as the name suggests, can be a really sweet delight for tourists. It is made from sugar, starch and just about any fruit or aroma imaginable, including walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios, dates, lemon, orange, rosewater and many others. Turkish delight is usually served with coffee and it became popular all around the world, including in the Balkans region and as far as Brazil and North America.
Patients can engage in sexual activities around 6 weeks after the procedure.
Patients need to avoid driving or using any type of public transport during the hysterectomy recovery period. Lifting heavy objects also needs to be avoided, as well as running or jumping.
Patients can resume sports or exercise only after the hysterectomy recovery period is over.