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Desert Hills Care Center

Board Certified Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Southwest Las Vegas, NV

If you experience heavy bleeding, pelvic pain, or other gynecological problems and you no longer want to have children, you may be a good candidate for a hysterectomy at Desert Hills Care Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Board-certified OB/GYN Helard Ballon-Hennings, MD, FACOG, and his highly trained team offer minimally invasive hysterectomies with reduced bleeding and downtime. Call the office today or use the online scheduler.

Hysterectomy Q & A

What is a hysterectomy?

Hysterectomies at Desert Hills Care Center are minimally invasive surgical procedures in which Dr. Ballon-Hennings removes your uterus using state-of-the-art, robotically assisted technology and techniques. After having a hysterectomy, you will no longer have a menstrual period or be able to conceive. 

You might be a good candidate for the procedure if you have a gynecological problem that can’t be resolved with more conservative measures.

Why might I need a hysterectomy?

You might be a good candidate for a hysterectomy if you experience the following:

  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Pelvic pain
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Cervical, uterine, or ovarian cancer

To find out if a hysterectomy is the right choice for you, Dr. Ballon-Hennings and his team review your medical history, symptoms, and lifestyle. They complete a pelvic exam and may recommend you undergo blood tests, ultrasound, MRIs, or other imaging procedures.

How should I prepare for surgery?

Dr. Ballon-Hennings lets you know what to expect before, during, and after a hysterectomy. He might ask you to stop taking certain medications and not eat or drink anything the morning of your scheduled procedure. Make arrangements for someone to drive you and assist you afterward.

What happens during a minimally invasive hysterectomy?

Dr. Ballon-Hennings performs minimally invasive hysterectomies using a robotic device to make tiny incisions and insert surgical instruments into your abdomen. He guides the robotic arms to remove your uterus and the fallopian tubes and ovaries as needed. 

This technique allows for precision and fewer incisions, resulting in fewer scars, a reduced risk of infection, and a more rapid recovery.

Dr. Ballon-Hennings can also remove your uterus through your vagina in some cases. After the procedure, he closes any incisions and takes you to a recovery area.

How long does it take to recover from my hysterectomy?

After a hysterectomy, you might stay in a surgical center for a night. Take all medications as prescribed, get plenty of rest, and walk around as soon as you’re able to. Expect some vaginal bleeding for several days or weeks during your recovery.

Full recovery might take a month or two. Avoid heavy lifting, vigorous physical activity, and sexual intercourse until Dr. Ballon-Hennings clears you for activity. 

You may immediately go through menopause if you’ve had your ovaries removed with your uterus. Hormone replacement therapy may be prescribed to manage unpleasant menopause symptoms.

If you’d like to learn more about a hysterectomy and find out if you’re a good candidate for the procedure, call Desert Hills Care Center or book an appointment online today.