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By Capital Women's Care
May 04, 2018
Category: OBGYN
Tags: Hysterectomy  

Your doctor At Capital Women's Care says you need a hysterectomy because of your exceptionally heavy bleeding. Other treatments, hysterectomysuch as endometrial ablation (to remove overgrowth of the lining of the uterus), have not worked. So surgery is your best option. Learn how your board-certified gynecologists, Dr. Eric Ashkin, Dr. Aliya Poshni, Dr. Leslie Masiky and Dr. Adam Footer perform these procedures safely and successfully and the reasons for these tried and true surgeries.

What is a hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure which removes all of some of a women's reproductive organs, including her uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries and cervix. You and your physician will discuss in depth exactly what your surgery will involve and what follow-up care you will need.

Traditionally, this common surgery involved a large abdominal incision and lengthy hospital stay. Today, many (but not all) hysterectomies are same-day or next day surgeries involving no hospital stays or ones of short duration.

That's because hysterectomies may be performed laparoscopically with tiny instruments via very small incisions. Capital Women's Care offers innovative daVinci robotic surgeries. Your surgeon uses this amazing instrument to inspect and operate on pelvic organs with outstanding precision, minimal blood loss and tiny incisions. Additionally, some hysterectomies involve no abdominal incisions at all because the surgeon uses a transvaginal technique.

Reasons for hysterectomy

There are many, and one of the most common is uterine fibroids, reports the Illinois Department of Health. Fibroids are noncancerous growths involving the endometrium, or lining of the uterus. They cause pain and very heavy periods.

Another reason for a hysterectomy is cancer involving the uterus, ovaries or cervix.

Finally, your doctor may advise removing your uterus because of a condition known as prolapse. Common in post-menopausal women who have reduced estrogen levels, a prolapsed uterus actually moves from its normal position within the abdomen into the vagina. Resulting symptoms may include:

  • Painful intercourse
  • Difficulty with bowel movements
  • Bladder infections
  • Incontinence
  • Back pain

Your procedure

Your doctor will discuss both your pre-operative preparation, particulars of your surgery (including anesthesia) and what to expect during your recovery. Your questions and concern are valuable. So be sure to bring them up during your appointment.

Contact us

If you have an upcoming hysterectomy, count on the expertise and compassionate that are hallmarks of Capital Women's Care. Call today for your consultation (301) 569-6301.

By Capital Women's Care
January 22, 2014
Category: OBGYN
Tags: Hysterectomy  

Eric Ashkin, MD Shares Information on Hysterectomies

You may need a hysterectomy in Rockville for various reasons.  While there are several reasons, it is important to understand the reasons for a hysterectomy and how it can help you find relief from your condition.  Each year approximately 300 out of every 100,000 women will undergo a hysterectomy, with the most common reason being uterine fibroids.  
 
It is important to speak with Eric Ashkin, MD in Rockville about a hysterectomy to receive further information about this type of procedure.  It is also important to understand that after this procedure you will not be able to become pregnant.  Let’s take a look at what a hysterectomy is and when it is typically completed.
 

A Hysterectomy Explained

This operation involves the removal of a woman’s uterus, which is the place where a baby grows during pregnancy.  Your ovaries and fallopian tubes may also be taken out, but that is determined on a case-by-case basis.  As a gynecologist in Rockville, Dr. Ashkin might recommend a hysterectomy if you have the following:
  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Cancer
Our Rockville gynecologists at Capital Women's Health are committed to ensuring that you receive the best treatment possible.  If you are a candidate for a hysterectomy in Rockville, we will work with you to determine the best treatment plan so that you can experience the best results.
 
Our doctors at Capital Women's Health are experts in minimally invasive surgical techniques including advanced laparoscopy and Robotic surgery.  Be sure to ask if you are a good candidate for some of these surgical techniques if hysterectomy is recommended for you. For more informaiton call us at (301) 569-6301 today! 
 


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