Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask
Vaginal Hysterectomy Offers Complete and Dramatic Results with Minimal Downtime.
Any woman who’s ever faced the need for pelvic surgery knows the feelings of fear and uncertainty that accompany such a choice. It’s a lot to consider…Will there be scarring? Will this affect my sex life? Will I need to take out a second mortgage on my house to pay for the procedure?
In the past, the abdominal hysterectomy meant six weeks of recovery time, a six to eight-inch abdominal incision and significant pain, inconvenience and blood loss.
Though robotic and laparoscopic procedures have been successful in reducing scarring and recovery times, the technology still requires multiple penetrating abdominal incisions and is often cost prohibitive – not to mention that laparoscopic alternatives rarely help with urine loss and never address the vaginal laxity resulting from childbirth.
The traditional vaginal hysterectomy remains, in most cases, a better alternative and can be done as an outpatient procedure with little recovery time and more favorable results.
Chris Kuhne, MD, Plano OBGyn, is simplifying the lives of his patients in the DFW area and even putting smiles on the faces of their spouses by returning to the vaginal hysterectomy procedure.
“The truth is,” said Dr. Kuhne, “a vaginal hysterectomy can be performed as day surgery with no abdominal scars and little recovery time. We can narrow the vagina to pre-childbirth condition with absolutely no incision and minimal blood loss.”
“We can also repair urinary incontinence resulting from vaginal birth using no mesh, tape or other foreign objects,” he said.
Dr. Kuhne is unique in the DFW area, as very few, if any OBGyns are trained to perform the vaginal hysterectomy.This non-invasive surgical technique is not new, at least not to Dr. Kuhne. He has performed virtually all hysterectomies vaginally for more than 25 years.
The vaginal hysterectomy is widely accepted as the standard of care by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, many medical societies as well as most insurance plans. Insurance companies, in fact, are beginning to demand this technique because it is safe, cost-effective and less invasive than even robotic and laparoscopic procedures.
If you’ve been suffering from fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic pain, uterine prolapse or you’ve been diagnosed with gynecologic cancer and you’re a candidate for hysterectomy, call Dr. Kuhne’s office today to find out about the vaginal hysterectomy option and see if it’s right for you.
For more information on vaginal hysterectomy, call 214-705-7425 or contact us.
Surgery is often unplanned, but if you’re among the nearly 600,000 American women who will need to have a hysterectomy this year, it’s good to know that there are minimally invasive treatment options that will help you return to your normal life quickly. For more information on vaginal hysterectomy, call 214-705-7425 or visit us at womens-healthcare.com.
What Dr. Kuhne’s Vaginal Hysterectomy Patients Have to Say:
“For years, I dealt with polycystic ovaries, cysts that would rupture and just ongoing pelvic pain with my menstrual cycle. Dr. Kuhne recommended the vaginal hysterectomy and I am just ecstatic with the results! I feel great! I don’t have pain every month anymore and believe it or not, I feel even more youthful than before!” – Jennifer W., Plano
“For years, I hadn’t felt right internally. I had pain during intercourse and a general ongoing discomfort. But when I had a period that wouldn’t end, Dr. Kuhne discovered I had fibroid cysts that were all pushing on each other causing pain and bleeding. He recommended a vaginal hysterectomy and I am so glad I listened to him. I feel better than ever and the tightness of my vagina is even better than before I gave birth to my children!” – Gloria U., McKinney