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Wittgrove and Brown: San Diego ObGyn

OBGYNs located in San Diego, CA

Hysterectomy Specialist

Dr. Brown offers both minimally-invasive and traditional approaches to hysterectomy, as well as alternatives when available, to provide patients in and around San Diego, CA, with the broadest array of options for treating medical problems like cancer, endometriosis and other conditions.

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Wittgrove and Brown: San Diego ObGyn

Does a hysterectomy remove the ovaries as well as the uterus?

Hysterectomy refers specifically to the removal of the uterus – either the whole uterus (a total hysterectomy) or a portion of it (a partial hysterectomy). In some cases when cancer is present, a more extensive procedure may be performed which includes the upper vagina as well as the cervix and uterus. Surgery to remove only the ovaries is called an oophorectomy. Oophorectomy may sometimes be performed in conjunction with a hysterectomy.

What are some of the reasons for hysterectomy?

Hysterectomy is performed for a wide array of reasons, including diseases and conditions that affect the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. Some of the most common causes for a hysterectomy include:

  • uterine or cervical cancer

  • uterine prolapse, a condition that develops when the uterus “drops” into the vaginal canal, causing pain and other symptoms

  • very heavy menstrual bleeding

  • chronic pelvic pain that interferes with your quality of life

  • symptomatic fibroids

  • endometriosis, a painful condition that occurs when the uterine lining tissue grows outside the uterus

Are there alternatives to hysterectomy?

Sometimes, hysterectomy can be avoided with other approaches, but it depends on the condition you're having treated. Some possible alternatives to hysterectomy include:

  • myomectomy or uterine artery embolization to remove fibroids or cut off the blood flow to them

  • minimally-invasive hysteroscopic procedures that use a flexible scope to treat conditions in the uterus and fallopian tubes

  • laparoscopic surgeries to treat endometriosis and scarring, or adhesions

How is hysterectomy performed?

Hysterectomy may be performed through the vagina or through an incision in your abdomen. The approach will depend on the condition that's being treated, and both approaches take about two hours or less to perform under general anesthesia.

Insurance - NO HMO

Please always verify we participate in your insurance plan when you call to schedule your appointment as our participation with different plans may change from time to time.  We also strongly recommend that you contact your insurance carrier to verify your coverage, benefits, limitations and exclusions prior to appointment.

For insurance plans with which we participate, we will seek to obtain verification of your eligibility. However, even when coverage, benefits, and eligibility are verified, your insurance plan will not guarantee the accuracy of their confirmation.
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Location
Wittgrove and Brown: San Diego ObGyn
6719 Alvarado Road , Suite 302
San Diego , CA 92120
Phone: 619-229-6585
Fax: 619-229-6587
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619-229-6585