Consultant gynaecologists at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital perform laparoscopic hysterectomy surgery in our modern facility.
What's involved in having a hysterectomy?
A hysterectomy is an operation to remove the uterus (womb). The operation may also involve removing one or both of the fallopian tubes and one or both of the ovaries, depending on the reason why the operation is being carried out. There are several reasons why a hysterectomy may be recommended, including heavy periods, fibroids (a benign growth of muscle and fibrous tissue) in the womb and some gynaecological cancers. When women suffer a prolapse (where the womb slips down into the vagina) a vaginal hysterectomy with pelvic floor repair may be advised. For many women, however, the conventional operation is performed through a large cut to the lower abdomen as an abdominal hysterectomy.
A laparoscopic hysterectomy is performed under general anaesthetic and three small incisions will be made in the abdomen. You should be able to go home the following day.
Is hysterectomy surgery available on the NHS?
Hysterectomies are currently being restricted by the NHS in some areas of the UK and waiting lists are becoming significantly longer, depending upon the reasons for the hysterectomy (such as to treat heavy menstrual bleeding). For these reasons many people opt for private hysterectomy treatment.
Why should I consider having a hysterectomy operation at a Spire hospital?
Whether you have medical insurance or are paying for your treatment yourself, with Spire Healthcare you will be seen quickly by the consultant-grade surgeon of your choice at a time that suits you. You will be treated in a premium private hospital with some of the UK's highest standards of cleanliness and infection control. What’s more, you’ll be able to recuperate in your own private room with friends and family able to visit when you wish.