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Hysterectomy Surgery in Jacksonville, FL

A hysterectomy is a surgery to remove a woman’s uterus. During the surgery the whole uterus is usually removed. Your doctor may also remove your fallopian tubes and ovaries. After a hysterectomy, you no longer have menstrual periods and cannot become pregnant.

A hysterectomy may be performed if you have one of the following conditions:

  • Uterine fibroids – noncancerous growths in the wall of the uterus. In some women they cause pain or heavy bleeding.
  • Cancer – hysterectomy may be the best option in you have cancer (or precancer) of the uterus, ovary, cervix or endometrium.
  • Heavy or unusual vaginal bleeding – changes in hormone levels, infection, cancer, or fibroids can cause heavy, prolonged bleeding.
  • Uterine prolapse – when the uterus slips from its usual place down into the vagina, most commonly occurring in women who have given birth, but sometimes also after menopause or because of obesity. Prolapse can lead to other urinary and bowel issues.
  • Endometriosis – when the tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside of the uterus on the ovaries where it doesn’t belong. This can cause severe pain and bleeding between periods.
  • Adenomyosis – when the tissue that normally lines the outside the uterus grows inside the walls of the uterus where it doesn’t belong. The uterine walls thicken and cause severe pain and heavy bleeding.

Post-surgical Counseling and Management

Hysterectomy is a major surgery, so recovery can take a few weeks. But for most women, the biggest change is a better quality of life. You should have relief from the symptoms that made the surgery necessary. Our team at Florida Urogynecology is here to provide information,  management and counseling about the changes you may experience after a hysterectomy, such as:


  • Menopause – You will no longer have periods. If your ovaries were removed during the hysterectomy, you may have other menopause symptoms.
  • Change in sexual feelings – Some women have vaginal dryness or less interest in sex after a hysterectomy, especially if the ovaries were removed.
  • Increased risk for other health problems – If both ovaries are removed, this may put you at higher risk for certain conditions such as: bone loss, heart disease, and urinary incontinence (leaking of urine). Our doctors can detail a personalized plan for how to prevent these problems.
  • Sense of loss – Some women may feel grief or depression over the loss of fertility or the change in their bodies. Talk to our doctors if you have symptoms of depression, including feelings of sadness, a loss of interest in food or things you once enjoyed, or less energy, that last longer than a few weeks after your hysterectomy surgery.

If you are experiencing pelvic pain or have been referred by your doctor, please contact us to schedule a consultation.