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Hysterectomy Specialist

Patrick L. Allen, MD, II, PLLC

Gynecologists located in Richland Hills, TX

A hysterectomy is a type of surgery that removes all or part of a woman’s uterus. If you require a hysterectomy, the gynecological professionals at Patrick L. Allen, MD, II, PLLC Richland, Hills Gynecology practice can diagnose problems requiring a hysterectomy and perform the surgery, too. Call the clinic today.

Hysterectomy Q & A

Why do I need a hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy removes a woman’s uterus, which is where an infant grows during pregnancy. When this organ is removed a woman will no longer have menstrual periods and can no longer get pregnant. Your doctor may recommend this procedure if you have adenomyosis (or thickening of the uterus), cancer of the uterus, ovaries, cervix, or endometrium, endometriosis, heavy or unusual vaginal bleeding, uterine fibroids, or uterine prolapse. Hysterectomy may also be considered as a last resort to chronic pelvic pain.

What can I expect during my hysterectomy?

There are several different types of hysterectomies, which may be suggested depending on your specific medical condition. Supracervical or subtotal hysterectomies require that only the upper part of the uterus be removed, with the cervix remaining in place. Total hysterectomies encompass the removal of the entire uterus and cervix. Lastly, radical hysterectomies – which are generally performed in the treatment of cancer – involve the removal of the whole uterus, the uterine side tissues, the cervix, and the upper part of the vagina.

There are also various surgical techniques used to perform a hysterectomy. In an abdominal hysterectomy, the surgeon makes a cut on the lower abdomen. In a vaginal hysterectomy, a small cut is made in the vagina. In laparoscopic hysterectomy, small cuts are made to insert a laparoscope to view the pelvic organs; then, a cut is made in the abdomen or vagina. In robotic surgery, the surgeon directs a robotic arm to make small cuts through the lower abdomen.

What procedure does Dr. Patrick Allen use to perform a hysterectomy?

At the Patrick L. Allen, MD, II, PLLC Gynecology Practice, our gynecologist uses the da Vinci Robot to perform robotic surgery. Dr. Allen controls this cutting-edge, three-armed computer machine to view the pelvic organs in 3-D, enhancing clarity and precision of the surgical cuts.

The robotic surgery approach is favored over many other types of hysterectomy procedures because it offers greater precision, fewer complications, less pain and blood loss, reduced scarring, a shorter hospital stay, and the ability to recover and return to normal activities more quickly.

Contact our clinic to learn more about the da Vinci Robot for your hysterectomy.

Insurance Plans

We are a contracted provider for many health plans, and we have listed only a few here. Please contact our office at 817-590-8700 if you do not see your Insurance plan listed.

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