Hysterectomy Specialist

For certain severe gynecological conditions, a hysterectomy is sometimes necessary to effectively treat the problem. Dr. Aiman Shilad, an experienced OB/GYN at One Oak Medical, is a hysterectomy specialist who offers both traditional and minimally invasive procedures at the practice’s offices in Wayne, Paramus, and Clifton, New Jersey. If you need a hysterectomy to treat prolonged heavy bleeding, fibroids, or another condition, call or use online booking to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shilad today.

Hysterectomy Q & A

What is a hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove all or part of your uterus and, in some cases, your ovaries and fallopian tubes. After a hysterectomy, you no longer get menstrual periods and can’t become pregnant.

An expert gynecological surgeon, Dr. Shilad has extensive experience performing traditional hysterectomies, as well as minimally invasive procedures using both laparoscopic and robotic techniques. His knowledge of advanced surgical methods ensures the most effective and appropriate treatment for your specific needs.

When is a hysterectomy necessary?

Uterine fibroids that cause severe pain or heavy bleeding are the most common reason women get hysterectomies. Other conditions that may necessitate a hysterectomy include:

  • Prolonged, heavy vaginal bleeding
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Endometriosis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pelvic pain

Dr. Shilad only recommends a hysterectomy in cases of medical urgency or after all other possible conservative treatments fail to improve your condition.

What is a minimally invasive hysterectomy?

Unlike traditional hysterectomies, which require a large incision across your abdomen, minimally invasive procedures remove your uterus through much smaller incisions. Compared to open surgery, minimally invasive procedures involve:

  • Less pain
  • Reduced damage to healthy tissues
  • Faster recovery time
  • Less scarring
  • Less blood loss

Minimally invasive hysterectomies aren’t right for everyone. That’s why Dr. Shilad carefully evaluates your condition to determine whether you’re a good candidate for this type of surgery.

How are minimally invasive hysterectomies performed?

Dr. Shilad may use one of several different techniques to perform a minimally invasive hysterectomy, including:

Dr. Shilad may use one of several different techniques to perform a minimally invasive hysterectomy, including:

Laparoscopic hysterectomy

Laparoscopic procedures use small incisions about one centimeter in size, either on your abdomen or inside your vagina. Dr. Shilad inserts a slender instrument called a laparoscope into the incision.

A laparoscope has a light and tiny camera lens on its end, which allows Dr. Shilad to view the inside of your body without making a large incision.

Vaginal hysterectomy

This technique involves removing your uterus through an incision in the wall of your vagina, leaving no visible scar.

Robot-assisted hysterectomy

This state-of-the-art technique allows Dr. Shilad to control robotic instruments that can move with greater precision and in a much wider range of motion than human hands.

To learn more about the most advanced options in hysterectomy surgery, call One Oak Medical or schedule an appointment online today.