At Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital our team of leading gynaecologists specialise in all hysterectomy procedures and can provide expert advice on the most appropriate and effective treatment plan for you.
Why choose Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital for your hysterectomy procedure?
If you are suffering from painful, heavy periods (endometriosis), fibroids or cancer of the uterus, cervix or ovaries, you may benefit greatly from a hysterectomy. At Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital, our experienced gynaecologists can recommend the most effective treatment plan which is tailored to you and the severity of your symptoms.
Hysterectomies are a suitable surgical treatment if you have been suffering from heavy, painful periods for a number of years and no longer want to conceive children.
Nufffield Health Taunton Hospital has been leading the way for private gynaecology care in Somerset since opening in 1974. Our professional consultants employ the most modern surgical techniques and adhere to our first-class primary care standards. You can rest assured that you are in the best hands possible for your hysterectomy treatment.
How to book a consultation at Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital
Choosing to have a hysterectomy is a serious and important decision, so we insist that you discuss the treatment options available with your partner and one of our consultants before proceeding with surgery. To book a consultation, please call our dedicated hospital enquiry team on 01823 250612.
Alternatively, if you fill out a contact form above, a member of our enquiry team will get back to you at time that's more convenient for you.
What happens during hysterectomy surgery?
A hysterectomy involves the surgical removal of a woman's uterus. There are several procedures available. Your consultant in Taunton will advise you on the right procedure for you.
Vaginal hysterectomy explained:
- Your surgeon in Taunton may recommend a vaginal hysterectomy if your uterus and cervix are being removed
- A vaginal hysterectomy is usually performed using general anaesthetic (you'll be asleep) and takes about one hour
- Your surgeon will access your uterus through a hole in the wall of your vagina
- Your uterus and cervix will be pulled forward and using special instruments they will remove your uterus and the ligaments that hold it in place along with your cervix
- The wound will be closed using dissolvable stitches
- You may have a gauze dressing in your vagina to help control any bleeding
- You may have a catheter (tube to help you pass urine from your bladder) in place
- This is usually removed the day after your surgery.
Abdominal hysterectomy explained:
- An abdominal hysterectomy is usually performed using general anaesthetic (you'll be asleep)
- The length of your surgery will depend on why you are having your hysterectomy
- Your surgeon will make an incision (cut) in your abdomen (stomach)
- The incision may be horizontal along your bikini line or vertical from your navel (belly button) to your bikini line
- They will remove your uterus and any other reproductive organs that may be causing symptoms
- Your wound will be closed using stitches or staples
- There may be a drainage tube in your wound that will be removed before you leave hospital
- Dressings may be used to cover and protect your wound
- You may also have a catheter (tube that drains your urine from your bladder) in place that will also be removed the day after surgery.
Laparoscopic (keyhole) hysterectomy explained:
- A laparoscopic hysterectomy is usually performed under general anaesthetic and takes from 60 - 90 minutes
- Your surgeon will make several small incisions (cuts) in your abdomen (stomach)
- So your surgeon has room to work your abdomen will be inflated with carbon dioxide gas
- Surgical instruments and a long, thin tube connected to a light and camera will be inserted in the incisions in your abdomen
- Your surgeon will also make a small incision around your cervix and use instruments to remove your womb and cervix through your vagina
- Your wounds will be closed with stitches or staples.
Will it take long to recover?
- Most women make a good recovery from a hysterectomy in 6 - 8 weeks
- Your length of stay in hospital and recovery time will depend on your own situation and the type of hysterectomy you have
- You may need to stay in hospital for a few nights
- We will encourage you to get out of bed and take short walks as soon as possible following your surgery
- You will be given pain relief medication but be sure to let us know if you are still experiencing any discomfort
- Once we discharge you, somebody will need to take you home
- Your may be sore and suffer some bruising, which is perfectly normal
- You should rest and limit your activity. Avoid strenuous activity and any heavy lifting
- Take any pain relief medications as prescribed
- Move around at home several times per day to avoid the formation of blood clots
- Be sure and discuss any return to work with your consultant.
Are there any risks?
As with any surgical procedure, there could be complications. Your consultant in Taunton will talk you through any possible risks or complications before your surgery.
Staplegrove Elm, Taunton, TA2 6AN
|Initial consultation||from £180|
|Diagnostics||If needed to determine treatment plan|
|Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care||£9,185|
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