What is a robotic Supracervical hysterectomy?
Supracervical robotic-assisted hysterectomy is performed, during which the bladder is dissected away from the uterus and vaginal cuff by first incising the overlying peritoneum. Dissection is then performed inferiorly and laterally through this peritoneal incision to separate the uterus from the bladder.
What is a Supracervical hysterectomy with bilateral Salpingectomy?
Supracervical hysterectomy (SH) is a surgical procedure to remove only the uterus. The cervix and fallopian tubes are not removed. The decision whether or not to remove the fallopian tubes (called bilateral salpingoophorectomy – BSO) and ovaries is a separate decision.
Is robotic hysterectomy considered major surgery?
Robotic Hysterectomy is a major surgery and recovery typically takes 2-4 weeks. Following the recovery from a hysterectomy, it is expected for women to have relief from pain and correction of abnormal uterine bleeding.
How long does it take to fully recover from a robotic hysterectomy?
Recovery after robotic hysterectomy is shorter and less painful than after an abdominal hysterectomy. A full recovery might take three to four weeks. Even if you feel recovered, don’t lift anything heavy — more than 20 pounds (9.1 kilograms) — or have vaginal intercourse until six weeks after surgery.
Why would you do a Supracervical hysterectomy?
Supracervical hysterectomy is often used when less invasive treatments have not been successful in treating endometriosis, uterine fibroids, uterine prolapse, chronic pelvic pain, and abnormal uterine bleeding. A supracervical hysterectomy may also be preferred for certain urogynecologic procedures.
Will I still have a period after a Supracervical hysterectomy?
Supracervical hysterectomy is a surgical treatment option for many women. Most women experience no further menstrual bleeding after surgery, but there is the possibility of bleeding from the cervical stump.