Hysterectomy & Gynecologic Surgeries
Get advanced care for reproductive health, including hysterectomies and other gynecologic surgeries, at Pella Regional Health Center. You’ll benefit from skilled surgical teams who provide expertise and robot-assisted surgical options that speed recovery.
Female Reproductive Conditions
Surgery at Pella Regional may be the best treatment option for reproductive conditions such as:
- Cervical and uterine cancer
- Endometriosis, uterine tissue produced outside the uterus
- Menorrhagia, periods that are too heavy
- Noncancerous growths (fibroids) in the uterus or uterine lining
- Urinary incontinence
- Uterine prolapse, or falling or slipping of the uterus
Make an appointment with your primary care doctor or gynecologist if you’re experiencing symptoms of reproductive conditions, such as:
- Chronic pain in the abdomen, vagina, or lower back
- Heavy or abnormal bleeding during and between menstrual cycles
- Pain during or after intercourse
- Painful cramping, with or without bleeding
- Trouble getting pregnant
Depending on your condition and treatment history, your doctor may recommend surgery such as:
- Hysterectomy − Removal of the uterus
- Myomectomy − Removal of fibroids from the uterus
- Oophorectomy − Removal of the ovaries
- Sacrocolpopexy − Correction of pelvic organ prolapse
- Salpingo-oophorectomy − Removal of fallopian tubes and ovaries
- Tubal ligation – Closes the fallopian tubes to permanently prevent pregnancy
Regardless of your gynecologic surgery, you’ll get care from surgical experts focused on comprehensive treatment and recovery.
Hysterectomies at Pella Regional
A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of a woman’s uterus. At Pella Regional, we use advanced technology with the da Vinci® robot-assisted surgery whenever possible. If you need a hysterectomy, your doctor may recommend one of these approaches:
- Open hysterectomy removes the uterus through a large incision in your lower abdomen. This approach often needs a longer hospital stay and recovery.
- Laparoscopic hysterectomy uses a small cameras and very small incisions to remove the uterus, which reduces recovery time to just days.
- Robot-assisted hysterectomy uses one small incision to remove the uterus, which leads to less pain after surgery and gives you a quicker recovery.
- Vaginal hysterectomy removes the uterus through the vagina. There is no abdominal incision, but not all patients can have this surgery.