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Hysterectomy in Cincinnati, Ohio

Surgical Removal of the Uterus.

Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. This is a way of treating problems that affect the uterus. Many conditions can be cured with hysterectomy. Because it is major surgery, you may want to explore other treatment options first. For conditions that have not responded to other treatments, a hysterectomy may be the best choice.

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Each year hundreds of thousands of women are told they must have a hysterectomy; in Cincinnati alone, this number is in the hundreds! This information can be very overwhelming, leaving a woman feeling scared and confused if it is the right decision to proceed with surgery. A total hysterectomy means that the uterus and cervix are removed. In some cases, the tubes and ovaries are removed along with the uterus and cervix. This is called Total Hysterectomy with Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. In a Supracervical Hysterectomy, only the uterus (not the cervix) is removed.

The Procedure

Details.

What it Treats

Abnormal uterine bleeding (vaginal bleeding)
Cancer
Cervical dysplasia (pre-cancerous cervix condition)
Endometriosis
Uterine fibroids
Uterine prolapse (pelvic relaxation)
Pelvic Pain
Genes (BRCA-1, BRCA-2) that increase the risk of cancer
Transgender patients (female to male)

Procedure Time

2-6 weeks

Advances in Surgical Technology

With advances in surgical technology, there are now several surgical options for hysterectomies. There are many factors that determine what kind of hysterectomy you can actually undergo and which one the surgeon recommends.

Types of Hysterectomy Procedures

Process & Results

Hysterectomy

Step 1.

Initial Consultation

Your initial consultation with be with one of our gynecology providers for a thorough look into your past medical and surgical history, family history, and current medications, with specific attention paid to the symptoms you are struggling with.

Step 2.

Review the Patient's History

We will review any prior tests or treatments you have received so if you have had a prior ultrasound, recent pap smear, surgery or endometrial biopsy, please bring those records/results to your initial consultation. A pelvic exam is usually performed at this initial consultation.

Our surgery scheduler will contact your insurance company for insurance prior authorization and approval. She will contact you with insurance details and schedule the hysterectomy in Cincinnati. Our scheduler will inform you of the “logistics”of having a hysterectomy.

Step 3.

Day of Procedure

On the day of your scheduled hysterectomy in Cincinnati, you will arrive at the hospital a few hours before the scheduled time to meet with the anesthesia team, get an IV, receive preoperative medications and sign any paper work that is required. Your gyn surgeon will meet with you before to answer any last minute questions you may have. For most patients, the actual hysterectomy procedure takes 1-2 hours. Some patients elect to spend the night in the hospital; other patients may meet criteria for early discharge on the same day as the surgery.

Step 4.

Testing

Next, we may schedule other tests to further look into the reason you may be considering a hysterectomy. Some of these tests may include a pap smear, blood tests, genetic testing, ultrasound and/or endometrial biopsy.

Step 5.

Follow Up

Depending on the testing that was ordered/scheduled, one of our gynecologic surgeons will review all your testing and discuss the appropriate next steps and the route and type of hysterectomy that would be best suited for you. We will also discuss the pros and cons of whether the ovaries should be removed at the time of the hysterectomy.

Step 6.

Post Operative

Our surgeons will see you back in the office for a postoperative visit 1-2 weeks after surgery. At this time, the pathology (biopsy) reports are reviewed and ensure your recovery is going as expected.

Additional Information

Testimonials

Hysterectomy

"I had a total hysterectomy the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. I cannot begin to tell you how pleased I was with the surgery and to let you know that after just 3 weeks I am back to work. Dr. Brenner was incredible and I was treated very well at Mercy Health..."

-Debbie

Hysterectomy

“I just wanted to tell everyone how amazing Dr. Amy Brenner is! I recently had a hysterectomy done by robotics. My recovery time was very quick and I had no need for pain medicine. Dr. Brenner is such a great listener, she truly hears me and takes the time to give me personal care during each visit. I have had another female gynecologist in the past, but Dr. Brenner is hands down the best physician I have ever had.”

-Tracy P. (Fairfield, OH)

Hysterectomy

“I am a new patient of Dr. Brenner’s. I was having a few issues and was nervous about a few things. I called to make an appointment and was able to see Dr. Brenner the next week. As soon as I stepped into the office, I felt very at ease. You can tell they go to great lengths to make you feel comfortable.”

-Anonymous

Hysterectomy

“Dr. Brenner had me come in for some tests and together we discussed my options... Dr. Brenner and her staff really go beyond the call of duty to be professional and courteous and make you feel comfortable.”

-Anonymous

Hysterectomy

“Thank you Dr. Brenner and company for all you do.”

-Brandy M.

Hysterectomy

“I must say that was the right procedure. I had the procedure on a Friday, was at I-Hop for breakfast by 9 AM the next morning, and back to work on Wednesday the next week. I needed no pain medicine...”

-Anonymous

Hysterectomy

“So, if given the option to have a robotic procedure, I say again, go for it.'”

– Mollie C.

Hysterectomy

"Thank you Dr. Brenner for the successful surgical procedure. You did an amazing job using minimally invasive hysterectomy techniques that didn’t totally wipe me out... Love the staff and office as well. Thank you for everything!"

-M.M.

Hysterectomy

"... The recovery has been much easier than I anticipated, and had relatively little pain during recovery. I had a great experience with Dr. Brenner, and I am grateful that I found her. I would highly recommend her."

-Machele M.

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