Kathy Y. Jones, MD, FACOG, FPMRS
OBGYN located in Orlando, FL & Celebration, FL
While no one wants to have an organ removed, sometimes the organ is more of a liability than an asset. Such can be the case with your uterus. If you’re suffering from a debilitating and painful condition caused by your uterus, a hysterectomy can provide permanent relief. Thanks to modern science, doctors like Kathy Y. Jones, MD, FPMRS, FACOG, at Orlando Urogynecology in Orlando, Florida, can perform your hysterectomy in a minimally invasive procedure that will have you back on your feet in no time. To learn more about minimally invasive hysterectomies, call or book an appointment online.
Hysterectomy Q & A
What is a hysterectomy?
A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove your uterus. The method has varying degrees, including:
- Subtotal hysterectomy where Dr. Jones only removes part of your uterus
- Total hysterectomy in which Dr. Jones removes your entire uterus and cervix
- Radical hysterectomy for removing your uterus, the surrounding tissue, your cervix, and the top part of your vagina (this procedure is typically associated with cancer)
Whatever the procedure, a hysterectomy effectively ends your ability to have children, and brings on menopause.
Why do I need a hysterectomy?
Dr. Jones may recommend a hysterectomy to relieve painful conditions, such as:
- Uterine fibroids
- Uterine prolapse
- Abnormal or heavy bleeding
Dr. Jones ensures that all avenues are exhausted before turning to a hysterectomy.
How is the hysterectomy performed?
Dr. Jones utilizes the latest technology for performing minimally invasive hysterectomies, which only require a few small incisions in your abdomen. Using da Vinci® Single-Site® technology, Dr. Jones performs your hysterectomy using robotically-assisted tools.
To begin, Dr. Jones inserts a tiny camera through one of your incisions, which delivers real-time images on a monitor. Dr. Jones then inserts special instruments that feature advanced maneuverability and precision to remove your uterus.
Because Dr. Jones performs this surgery through small incisions, your risks are considerably lower than in traditional open surgery, which causes tissue damage and carries with it the potential for infection.
How do I know if I’m a candidate for a da Vinci hysterectomy?
Before performing any procedure, Dr. Jones conducts a thorough exam of your body and considers your medical history. If she can tackle your problem using minimally invasive surgery, and you’re in good health, Dr. Jones can perform your hysterectomy using da Vinci technology.
However, if you require a radical hysterectomy, or your circumstances dictate that Dr. Jones take a closer, first-hand look inside your body, she may opt for a traditional hysterectomy. Rest assured that Dr. Jones has extensive experience with both techniques, and you’re in excellent hands either way.
If you need a hysterectomy, call or schedule an appointment online with Orlando Urogynecology to find out which procedure is best for your situation.
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