Hysterectomy Specialist

Patricia Faraz-Eslami, MD -  - OBGYN

Pacific Women's Center

Patricia Faraz-Eslami, MD

OBGYN & Medical Aesthetics located in Ladera Ranch, CA

A Hysterectomy no longer has to be a highly invasive surgery. Dr. Patricia Faraz-Eslami is a Ladera Ranch, CA OB/GYN and Medical Aesthetics Specialist at Pacific Women's Center who has considerable expertise in laparoscopic hysterectomy surgery.

Hysterectomy Q&A

What is a Hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is a surgery in which the uterus is removed.

Why do Women Have Hysterectomies?

There are a variety of reasons that women may have hysterectomies today. Cancer of the female organs is one reason for hysterectomy, whether the cancer is in the uterus, the cervix, or the ovaries. Endometriosis is a fairly common reason for hysterectomy today, as it can cause serious pain and excess bleeding. Women who have a prolapsed uterus (a uterus that is bulging out of the vagina) may need to have a hysterectomy. Some women have hysterectomies because of chronic pelvic pain that is not addressed by other treatments.

What Type of Surgery is Done For Hysterectomy?

In past decades, hysterectomy was typically done as an open surgery. This involved a lengthy incision in the abdomen in many cases. Today, laparoscopic surgery is often a far better option than open surgery. In laparoscopic hysterectomy, the doctor will create only very small incisions in the abdominal area. Through these small incisions, a slender surgical instrument containing a tiny camera is inserted to give the doctor a close-up view of the surgical area on a nearby monitor. The surgical instruments are also inserted through these small incisions. Laparoscopic hysterectomy is much less invasive than an open hysterectomy. Patients recover faster, experience less blood loss, and have shorter hospital stays with laparoscopic hysterectomy. Doctors often prefer laparoscopic surgery because it allows for the highest levels of precision and the best results for the patient. Dr. Faraz-Eslami has extensive experience in this type of surgery.

What is Recovery After Hysterectomy Like?

After a hysterectomy, patients will generally take prescription or over the counter pain medication for a few days. Patients are encouraged to get moving and go back to their usual routine whenever they feel ready. Some patients are ready to go back to work after a week while others (especially those with physically strenuous jobs) may need a couple of weeks off. Exercise and sexual intercourse can usually be resumed after 2 to 3 weeks.


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