Hysterectomy Specialist

Jehuda Renan, MD, FACOG -  - OB-GYN

Jehuda Renan, MD, FACOG

OB-GYN & Infertility Specialist located in Tarzana, CA

You may have conditions affecting your reproductive health that aren’t responsive to conventional treatments. If you are suffering from endometriosis, fibroids, or other serious conditions, Dr. Jehuda Renan may suggest a hysterectomy as a last-resort treatment to restore your quality of life. Dr. Renan is a skilled surgeon, and ensuring your health is his top priority at his OB/GYN practice in Tarzana, California. Schedule a consultation online or by phone to learn more about Dr. Renan’s surgical expertise.

Hysterectomy Q & A

What is a hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to permanently remove your uterus and other reproductive organs.

There are three types of hysterectomies, including:

  • Total hysterectomy: removal of the uterus and cervix, and possibly the ovaries and fallopian tubes
  • Partial hysterectomy: removal of the upper part of the uterus, and possibly the ovaries
  • Radical hysterectomy: removal of the uterus, cervix, tissue on both sides of the cervix, and the upper part of the vagina, and possibly the ovaries and fallopian tubes

Why would I need a hysterectomy?

Dr. Renan tries other treatment methods for many conditions affecting the female reproductive system before performing a hysterectomy, including medications and other surgeries.

If these methods don’t effectively treat your condition, Dr. Renan may recommend a hysterectomy if you have:

  • Heavy vaginal bleeding
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Endometriosis
  • Adenomyosis

You may also need to undergo a hysterectomy if you have cancer or precancerous cells in your uterus, ovaries, endometrium, or cervix to prevent the cancer from spreading.

How is a hysterectomy performed?

Dr. Renan performs hysterectomy surgery in several ways depending on your health and the reason for the surgery.

  • Vaginal hysterectomy
  • Abdominal hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic hysterectomy

In a vaginal hysterectomy, Dr. Renan makes a small cut in the vagina to remove the uterus. In an abdominal hysterectomy, he cuts the lower abdomen.

In a laparoscopic hysterectomy, Dr. Renan inserts a thin, lighted tube attached to a small camera through a small incision in your abdomen or vagina to remove the uterus. This is the least invasive method.

What happens after a hysterectomy?

Following your surgery, you need to move around as soon as possible and be able to go to the bathroom on your own before you can go home. It may take up to three weeks to recover fully and return to your usual activities.

After a hysterectomy, you will no longer have menstrual periods, and you won’t be able to get pregnant. If Dr. Renan removes your ovaries, you may also experience menopause-related symptoms due to a change in your hormone levels.

You may also experience:

  • Sex drive changes
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Depression

If Dr. Renan didn’t remove your cervix during surgery, or if you have a hysterectomy due to a cancer diagnosis, you will need to continue having routine Pap smears to test for cervical cancer.

Schedule a consultation by phone or by using our online booking feature.