Women's Center
Monday, July 13, 2020

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Removal of Uterus, Ovaries and Fallopian tubes

Your Procedure

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Now it's time to talk about the actual procedure your doctor has recommended for you.

On the day of your operation,
you will be asked to put on a surgical gown.
You may receive a sedative by mouth and
an intravenous line may be put in.
You will then be transferred to the operating table.
In the operating room, a nurse will begin preparation by clipping or shaving the abdomen.
The anesthesiologist will begin to administer anesthesia - most probably general anesthesia.
The surgeon will then apply an antiseptic solution to the skin...
place a sterile drape around the operative site...
After allowing a few minutes for the anesthetic to take affect...
...your doctor will decide whether to make a vertical
or horizontal incision.
An incision is made cutting through the skin
and muscle of the abdomen.
Next, the surgeon will inspect the general condition of the abdominal organs.
Once the ovaries are exposed the uterus can then be separated from the bladder.
All arteries, veins and ligaments connected to the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes are tied off and cut.
Now the uterus can be pulled upward.
This stretches the vagina - allowing the surgeon to cut the uterus free at the cervix.
The surgeon closes the top of the vagina with stitches,
and provides added support by attaching the ligaments that once held the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes in place.
The incision is then closed
and a drainage tube may be left inserted at the site.
Finally, a sterile bandage is applied.

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