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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.