Hysterectomy Specialist

Women's and Maternity Care Specialists

OB/GYNs & Certified Nurse Midwives located in Winter Park, FL

When you have uterine fibroids, pelvic pain, heavy bleeding, or another chronic condition that leaves you in need of a permanent treatment, a hysterectomy might be required. In the office of Dr. Gene Krishingner, Jr., at Women’s and Maternity Care Specialists in Winter Park, Florida, you’re in caring hands. Dr. K prides himself in using the most modern, minimally invasive surgical techniques available to ensure a successful surgery and the quickest recover possible.

Hysterectomy Q & A

Women's and Maternity Care Specialists

What happens during a hysterectomy surgery?

Modern hysterectomy surgeries can often be performed with advanced laparoscopic-assisted vaginal procedures. During your surgery, Dr. K will make several small incisions in your abdomen — one for the camera and others for the instruments,  The uterus can then be removed through the small incisions, or through the vagina or sometimes a larger abdominal inciosn depending on your anatomy and size of uterus. . Some women may require a more traditional surgery, in which Dr. K will make a larger incision in your lower abdomen to remove your uterus and reproductive organs.

In some cases, you may also need to have your ovaries and fallopian tubes removed, although you’ll likely know before going into surgery if this applies to you. If you do have both of your ovaries removed, you will go into menopause, since your estrogen levels will fall right after your surgery.

Why would I need a hysterectomy?

Hysterectomies are a common treatment for women who have uterine fibroids. But there are other times that you might consider a hysterectomy, including the treatment of:

  • Excessive vaginal bleeding
  • Cancer of the reproductive organs
  • Endometriosis
  • Cervical dysplasia
  • Pelvic relaxation
  • Chronic severe pelvic pain

How long will I need to recover?

Because of the anesthesia required for surgery, in addition to the removal of your reproductive organs, you have to expect to be resting for several days. Usually after 2-3 days — sometimes longer — you can start to gradually get back into everyday activities, including showering and standing for short periods of time. If you have an office job, you might be able to return to work in about 2-3 weeks. Because incisions need time to heal and your body needs to recover, it’ll be about 6 weeks before you can resume all of your regular activities, like exercise and sexual intercourse.

Will I need another surgery?

No, unless you need to have your ovaries and fallopian tubes taken out at a later time. Most women state that their main complaint — such as heavy bleeding — is resolved after a hysterectomy. The only other treatment you might need is hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to replace estrogen, if you have both of your ovaries removed.


*Individual results may vary

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At Women's and Maternity Care Specialists, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed here.

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