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Hysterectomy Specialist

Steven R. MacDonald, MD -  - OB/GYN

Steven R. MacDonald, MD

OB/GYN located in Plano, TX

A hysterectomy is the second most common surgical procedure women undergo in the United States. Steven R. MacDonald, MD, in Plano, Texas, is an OB/GYN, women’s health expert, and surgical specialist who offers minimally invasive options for women who need a hysterectomy to reduce their recovery time and surgical risk. To learn more about your surgical options for a hysterectomy, call the office or schedule an appointment using the online booking button.

Hysterectomy Q & A

What is a hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of your uterus. Sometimes the ovaries and fallopian tubes are also removed during a hysterectomy. After your hysterectomy, you can no longer get your period and no longer have children.

Why would I need a hysterectomy?

Dr. MacDonald may discuss a hysterectomy as a surgical option to manage a number of gynecological conditions. Some of the most common conditions include:

  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine, vaginal, cervical, or vulvar cancer
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Adenomyosis

 

A hysterectomy may also be suggested if you have uterine prolapse, which is a medical condition in which your uterus slips into your vagina causing urinary or bowel problems.

While hysterectomies are common, it may not be your only surgical option to treat your gynecological condition. Dr. MacDonald reviews all your options with you, so together you can make the most informed decision about your treatment.

What are the surgical options for a hysterectomy?

You have many surgical options for removal of your reproductive organs. Dr. MacDonald is a skilled surgeon and recommends the best method that suits your personal health needs. Surgical options include:

Open hysterectomy

Also referred to as an abdominal hysterectomy, an open hysterectomy removes your uterus through an incision made through your abdomen. This is the most invasive procedure and may result in a longer recovery. Dr. MacDonald may recommend an open hysterectomy based on your previous surgical and health history.

Vaginal hysterectomy

During a vaginal hysterectomy, Dr. MacDonald removes your uterus through a small incision in your vagina. This technique is less invasive than an open hysterectomy.

Laparoscopic hysterectomy

A laparoscopic hysterectomy removes your uterus through a small incision in your abdomen. During the procedure, Dr. MacDonald inserts a laparoscope, which is a surgical camera, through a tiny incision in your abdomen to act as his eyes. Then, through other small incisions in your abdomen removes the uterus.

What can I expect after a hysterectomy?

In addition to your recovery, you may go through menopause after a hysterectomy if your ovaries were removed, which may cause various symptoms such as hot flashes and mood changes. Dr. MacDonald provides treatment for menopause to relieve your symptoms and improve your health.

For expert surgical care for your hysterectomy from a compassionate and skilled OB/GYN, call the office of Steven R. MacDonald, MD, or use the online booking tool to schedule a consultation.

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