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Hysterectomy

Tri-County Health Care provides hysterectomies for those who need the procedure performed due to a viable health concern. Whether you live in Wadena, Bertha, Henning, Ottertail, Sebeka, Verndale, or any surrounding areas, we can help. With more than 90 years of experience performing hysterectomies at our state-of-the-art facility in Wadena, MN, you can rest assured you’ll be in caring, capable hands when you choose Tri-County Health Care for your medical procedure.

What Is A Hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is an operation involving the removal of the uterus. This surgical procedure removes the uterus through an incision in the lower abdomen.

When Do You Need Hysterectomy?

While a hysterectomy surgery can help treat various medical conditions and may be performed for many reasons, this invasive procedure is only recommended if other treatment approaches have been unsuccessful. You may need a hysterectomy due to one or more of the following:

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Cancer of the uterus, cervix, or ovaries
  • Endometriosis
  • Heavy periods
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Adenomyosis

  • The Types Of Hysterectomies

    With different types of hysterectomies available, it's essential to have a medical professional determine which type is best based on your unique circumstances. Depending on the reason for your hysterectomy, your surgeon may determine that the best course of action is to remove your whole uterus and cervix in a total hysterectomy or just your uterus in a partial hysterectomy. A supracervical or subtotal hysterectomy removes only the upper part of the uterus while keeping the cervix in place. A radical hysterectomy removes the whole uterus, tissue on the sides of the uterus, the cervix, and the top part of the vagina. This type of hysterectomy is usually performed if the patient has cancer. In addition to the hysterectomy surgery, your surgeon may also perform an oophorectomy and remove the ovaries.

    After Your Hysterectomy Procedure

    After your hysterectomy procedure, our expert team will monitor you for several hours, checking for signs of pain, providing you with medication to relive pain and prevent infection, and encouraging you to get up and walk around as soon as you are able. Common side effects of a hysterectomy procedure include vaginal discharge and irritation at the incision sites. If your ovaries were also removed during surgery, you might also experience hot flashes, vaginal dryness, loss of libido, insomnia, and more. Your doctor will present various treatment options to reduce or eliminate these side effects. You can expect your abdominal incision to heal gradually, but a visible scar will likely remain.

    Contact Us About A Hysterectomy

    If you think you may need to undergo a hysterectomy procedure because you suffer from uterine fibroids, uterine prolapse, cancer of the uterus, cervix, or ovaries, endometriosis, heavy periods, abnormal vaginal bleeding, chronic pelvic pain, adenomyosis, or something else, we can help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our professional team. We would be more than happy to answer any questions or address any concerns you might have.

    CONTACT US

    Toll-Free: 800-631-1811
    Phone: 218-631-3510