The decision to have a hysterectomy is not an easy one. Some of the most common reasons include intense bleeding that cannot be stopped, large fibroids, endometrial polyps, endometriosis that is causing debilitating pain and discomfort and other endometrial concerns. More serious indications include cancers of the uterus or ovaries.
Hysterectomy can have long term effects on a woman's health, longevity and sexuality, and therefore, it is imperative that you learn all the facts about hysterectomy and understand potential consequences before you decide whether hysterectomy is the right choice for you. Our specialists will do a comprehensive evaluation and discuss all of your potential options. We will help you find a solution that works for you.
Considering a Hysterectomy? Choose Nebraska Medicine Because:
Comprehensive Care for Women with Cancer of the Reproductive System
Our gynecologic oncology experts provide care that addresses these female conditions:
- Quality-of-life issues
- Body image and femininity
- Emotional support
- Collaborative relationships with other medical professionals
- Surgery (including robotic), chemotherapy, radiation
We have specialists who use advanced robotics to perform hysterectomies. This involves making five small incisions instead of one large incision. The recovery period for robotic surgery is very short. Patients go home either the same day or the next day and are back to work within a week and typically experience very little pain.
Dedicated Center for Women
Designed specifically for women, the Olson Center for Women's Health is dedicated to meeting all of your women's health needs. For annual exams, digital mammograms, or serious concerns, you’ll see top doctors who are leaders in medicine and specialists in your particular condition.