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Hysterectomy services offered in Shenandoah, The Woodlands, TX

If you need or desire to have your uterus removed, you can trust New Beginnings OB/GYN with exceptional care. Board-certified OB/GYN specialists Rania Ibrahim, DO, FACOG, Christina Parmar, MD, and their staff offer a hysterectomy using the latest advances in technologies and procedures. While the office is in Shenandoah, Texas, the practice works with individuals in The Woodlands, and the surrounding communities in Texas, including Conroe, Spring, Cleveland, Willis, Montgomery, Magnolia, Tomball, Huntsville, Livingston, and College Station. Call the office today to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Hysterectomy Q & A

What is a hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is a type of surgery where your provider removes your uterus, the organ where a baby grows and develops. You might be a candidate for this procedure if you have a gynecological problem or desire permanent birth control. 

New Beginnings OB/GYN uses advanced, cutting-edge technology for hysterectomies. Your OB/GYN specialists can remove just your uterus or your ovaries and fallopian tubes too. If you have both of your ovaries removed during a hysterectomy, you can expect to enter menopause. 

Why might I need a hysterectomy?

Your New Beginnings OB/GYN specialist might offer a hysterectomy if you experience:

  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Ongoing pelvic pain

If you have cancer of the uterus, ovaries, or cervix, a hysterectomy can be life-saving. After undergoing a hysterectomy, you can no longer have a period or get pregnant. 

Is a hysterectomy right for me?

To find out if you’re a candidate for a hysterectomy, a New Beginnings OB/GYN specialist reviews your symptoms and medical history. They check your vital signs and complete a physical exam, including a pelvic exam, as well as a Pap test, endometrial biopsy, and pelvic ultrasound, if necessary.

How should I prepare for a hysterectomy?

Before undergoing a hysterectomy, you may need to stop taking certain medications and cease eating or drinking the morning of the surgery. You’ll need to arrange for someone to drive you home afterward. 

What happens during the procedure?

Before a hysterectomy, you receive anesthesia to numb the treatment area or make you fall asleep. Depending on your needs and preferences, your specialist might remove your uterus through abdominal incisions or your vagina. They close any incisions and take you to a recovery area. The procedure could last an hour or two.

What should I expect after a hysterectomy?

After a hysterectomy, you recover in a comfortable room for several hours while your OB/GYN specialist monitors you for signs of discomfort. You might stay in the hospital for 1-2 days. You can expect some discharge and vaginal bleeding. Use sanitary pads for the bleeding, which may last several days or weeks. 

Depending on the type of hysterectomy you undergo, recovery could last about six weeks. Make sure to get plenty of sleep, take medications as directed, and avoid strenuous activity, heavy lifting, and sexual activity until your doctor gives you the OK.

To find out if you’re a candidate for a hysterectomy, call the New Beginnings OB/GYN office or schedule an appointment online today.