A hysterectomy is an operation to remove your womb (uterus) and, possibly one or both of your fallopian tubes and ovaries.
At Ramsay Health Care we are committed to delivering excellent individual and personalised care across our network of private hospitals around the UK.
Our dedicated, highly experienced and compassionate consultant gynaecologists together with their support team will look after you and provide the best treatment and aftercare for you.
All the treatment you require including your choice of consultant, nursing care, physiotherapy, hospital accommodation plus freshly prepared meals, a follow-up consultation with your gynaecologist and unlimited hysterectomy aftercare are included in your Ramsay Total Care package.
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The meaning of a hysterectomy is major surgery for uterus removal. It is performed to treat conditions that affect your reproductive system when other treatments haven’t worked.
Hysterectomy offers treatment for:
There are different types of hysterectomy. The type of hysterectomy surgery you have will depend on why you need the operation and how much of your womb and surrounding reproductive system can safely be left in place.
Hysterectomy surgery usually takes about an hour and is carried out under general anaesthetic. This may vary depending on the type of hysterectomy you have. Your surgeon will discuss the procedure in detail with you and answer any of your questions.
There are three ways to perform a hysterectomy:
You will receive a formal quotation price following a referral from your GP or clinician. This formal quote for your hysterectomy procedure will be valid for 60 days.
Ramsay is recognised by all major medical insurers. Hysterectomy surgery is covered by most medical insurance policies. We advise you to check with your insurance provider and obtain their written authorisation before commencing treatment.
We offer a number of finance options to pay for your surgery, including: All-inclusive Total Care where a single one-off payment at a pre-agreed price delivers direct access to all the treatment you need for complete reassurance, pay as you go and, medical finance loans.
Hysterectomy recovery can vary for every woman and it depends on the type of surgery performed.
Vaginal and abdominal hysterectomies require a hospital stay of two to four days. Laparoscopic hysterectomy is less invasive, with smaller scars and a quicker recovery period to traditional hysterectomy surgery, so you can expect to be in the hospital for one to two days.
It can take up to a couple of months to fully recover. Some women return to work after three weeks, others after two months.
Your gynaecologist will give you advice for your procedure recovery that you should follow.
Your hysterectomy aftercare is important. You should follow any information and advice given by your surgeon and the healthcare team.
Here are ten things that you should take care not to do after a hysterectomy procedure
A hysterectomy is generally a very safe procedure but, as with any major surgery, there are risks of complications that include; heavy bleeding, wound infection, damage to your bladder or bowel, developing a haematoma, secondary premature ovarian failure, pelvic prolapse, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and, a serious reaction to the general anaesthetic.
You may also experience some short-term side effects such as; bowel and bladder changes, vaginal discharge and, menopausal and emotional symptoms.
Miss Heather Allen-Coward
Miss Heather Allen-Coward is a Consultant Gynaecologist in Caterham, Surrey who specialises in endometriosis and pelvic pain.Read more
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