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Hysterectomy

Dr. Chadi Haddad

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Dearborn Heights, MI

Have conservative treatments to alleviate your pelvic pain failed? Dr. Chadi Haddad in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, offers compassionate, expert women’s care when it comes to surgery. This practice is well-versed in the most cutting-edge hysterectomy techniques, including minimally invasive, partial hysterectomies. Call today to schedule your first appointment.

Hysterectomy Q & A

What is a hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy procedure includes removing part or all of your uterus. You may need to have your uterus removed if you’re experiencing:

  • Recurrent painful uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Adenomyosis
  • Unresolved pelvic pain
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Uterine cancer

Depending on your medical condition, you may not need your entire uterus removed. Sometimes, only the upper half of the uterus needs to be taken out, leaving the cervix intact. Dr. Chadi Haddad offers several types of minimally invasive partial hysterectomies.

What are the types of minimally invasive hysterectomies?

Minimally invasive hysterectomies involve the use of a laparoscope, or a tiny telescope, along with small surgical instruments. These types of procedures don’t require a large abdominal incision, so you don’t have the same kind of visible scar typical with most traditional, "open" surgeries. Laparoscopic hysterectomy surgeries also cause less stress and require less recovery time.

There are three types of minimally invasive hysterectomies performed at Dr. Chadi Haddad, including:

Laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)

A Laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH) is a procedure that uses a laparoscope to remove your uterus through your vagina.

Laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LSH)

A Laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LSH) removes the uterus but leaves the cervix in place.

Total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH)

During a total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH), your uterus and cervix are removed through a keyhole incision in your navel or abdomen.

You are placed under general anesthesia during all laparoscopic hysterectomy procedures. Your provider uses the laparoscope as a video camera to aid diagnosis and guide surgery..

They then make 3-4 tiny incisions (less than ¼-inch each) in the navel and abdomen. After inserting small surgical instruments through these incisions, your provider carefully separates the uterus from the cervix and removes it through one of the openings.

What is an open hysterectomy?

An open hysterectomy, or abdominal hysterectomy, is the more traditional type of hysterectomy. This is a surgical procedure in which the uterus is removed through a surgical cut in the abdomen. Open hysterectomies usually require a full recovery period of about six weeks.

Dr. Chadi Haddad is a trusted name in Dearborn Heights for cutting-edge minimally invasive surgical procedures. Schedule your first consultation by calling or clicking today.