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Hysterectomy Specialist

Suncoast Women's Care

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Trinity, FL & Tampa, FL

Hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that can relieve pelvic pain, vaginal bleeding, and other uncomfortable symptoms, and successfully treat cancer and other gynecologic diseases. Wanda Torres, MD, FACOG, is highly trained and experienced at performing a range of gynecologic surgery, including hysterectomy. She performs most hysterectomies as a minimally invasive procedure using an advanced technology called the da Vinci® robotic-assisted system. The da Vinci robot offers women a safe, effective outpatient alternative to traditional surgery. To learn more, call Suncoast Women’s Care in Trinity, Florida & Tampa, Florida, or book online today.

Hysterectomy Q & A

What is a hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that involves removing a woman’s internal reproductive organs partially or entirely. In a partial hysterectomy, only removal of the uterus occurs, while a total hysterectomy involves removing the uterus as well as additional organs such as the cervix, ovaries, or fallopian tubes. In some cases, the removal of all of these organs is necessary.

What conditions can a hysterectomy treat?

You may be a candidate for a hysterectomy if you have one of the following conditions.

  • Uterine fibroids or polyps
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Heavy vaginal bleeding
  • Ovarian, cervical, or uterine cancer

A hysterectomy can also alleviate chronic pelvic pain that doesn’t respond to other kinds of treatment.

Is a hysterectomy major surgery?

In most cases, performing a hysterectomy as a minimally invasive outpatient procedure is possible. Dr. Torres is an expert in da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery, including hysterectomy. The innovative da Vinci robot allows Dr. Torres to remove the uterus and other reproductive structures without making large incisions.

What are the benefits of robotic-assisted hysterectomy?

The da Vinci robot offers state-of-the-art precision, better than the human hand or eye is capable of on their own. The benefits of this technology include:

  • Minimal internal bleeding
  • Minimal scarring
  • Lower pain levels
  • Reduced rate of complications

Because robotic surgery is gentler on the body overall, it allows for a faster recovery time than a traditional hysterectomy.

How does robotic-assisted surgery work?

During the procedure, Dr. Torres guides the robotic arms of the da Vinci system from outside of her patient’s body. There are very small surgical instruments attached to these arms, as well as tiny cameras that allow her to see her work as she performs the surgery.

What are the risks of a hysterectomy?

Hysterectomy, especially when minimally invasive, is a standard procedure that is considered safe and generally has very positive outcomes. Like all surgeries, however, there are some risks involved. These may include:

  • Blood clots
  • Hemorrhage
  • Injury to surrounding tissues
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Vaginal prolapse
  • Infection

If Dr. Torres determines that you’re a candidate for a hysterectomy, she’ll discuss all the risks with you, and address any questions or concerns, so you can make an informed decision about your health care.

To learn more about robotic-assisted hysterectomy at Suncoast Women’s Care, call the office, or schedule a consultation online.