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Monday, April 25th, 2011
Next to a cesarean section, hysterectomy is one of the most common major surgeries performed on women of childbearing age. A hysterectomy involves the surgical removal of the uterus and possibly the cervix depending on the reasons for the surgery. It is usually done when uterine fibroids are present, or a woman is diagnosed with endometriosis, or a woman experiences a uterine prolapse or other pelvic support problems. In addition, it could be recommended when a patient suffers with abnormal uterine bleeding, chronic pelvic pain or cancer. Of course, these reasons do not necessarily warrant the need for a hysterectomy as a first resort, however; upon evaluation by a gynecologist, the surgical option may be recommended should other treatments fail. There are several types of hysterectomies that could be performed, including the supra cervical laparoscopic method, which is less invasive, requiring only a few small incisions and significantly decreases the length of the hospital stay. For an appointment, please call the office of Anthony C. Quartell, MD & Associates. Dr. Quartell is a board certified obstetrician gynecologist, who has been in practice for 35 years and serves as the Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J. For a complete list of his credentials and experience with performing hysterectomies, please refer to Dr. Quartell’s website through this link. Anthony C. Quartell, MD & Associates serves the areas of Livingston, N.J., Millburn, N.J, West Orange, N.J., the Caldwells and surrounding areas.