Nearly 500,000 hysterectomies are performed each year, coming in second only to cesareans as the most common surgical procedure for women. Dr. Douglas L. Gotlin has years of experience helping patients make this decision out of his practice, Gotlin OBGYN & Wellness in Miami Beach, Florida. He uses that knowledge to guide patients looking to make an informed decision. If you'd like a hysterectomy consultation, call Dr. Gotlin's office or book an appointment online today.
Dr. Gotlin might consider you as a candidate for a hysterectomy if you’re suffering from any of the following conditions:
Make sure you’ve thought through all your options before making a final decision: You will no longer be able to have children after the surgery.
Depending on the severity of your issues, Dr. Gotlin will talk you through the following choices:
He can perform these hysterectomies through various techniques, including:
Dr. Gotlin also specializes in using robotic minimally invasive surgery to perform hysterectomies. He’s one of only two doctors in the Miami Beach area certified to perform this technique. The robotic system offers Dr. Gotlin 3D images of your uterus and greater surgical precision with the use of robotic arms.
Complications, though rare, can arise from the surgery. Having a hysterectomy carries the risk of damaging other organs in the same area like your bladder or intestines. There’s a chance you might experience heavy bleeding around the surgery site. You might need to have a second surgery if these complications occur.
Let Dr. Gotlin know about any questions or concerns you might have about a hysterectomy. It’s vital that you’re comfortable with any final decision you make.