Abdominal Hysterectomy Surgery

ABDOMINAL HYSTERECTOMY is the most commonly performed type of hysterectomy in most countries. Certainly, if the fibroids are very large or if you are thought to have a lot of adhesions in your pelvis, then abdominal hysterectomy is generally the only option. Just as with myomectomy, however, there is a good chance that surgery can be done through a “bikini” type incision even in difficult cases.

Hospital stay averages 3 to 5 days and normal activities are generally deferred for 4-6 weeks. This does not mean that you are bed bound, only that you are advised to avoid heavy physical work for that time.

PROSCONS
Fibroid size does not matterMajor abdominal incision
Most easy route to deal with adhesions or ovarian problemsComplications more frequent than with vaginal or laparoscopic hysterectomy
Subtotal hysterectomy relatively simpleLonger hospital stay
Surgery faster than laparoscopic hysterectomyRecovery takes several weeks
Salpingo-Oophorectomy
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