Hysterectomy Specialist

Ruslana Kadze, MD, MS, FACOG

OB/GYN & Medical Spa located in Tarzana, CA

Although a hysterectomy is often the last resort in treating gynecological conditions, it can be comforting to know you have options. At her private practice in Tarzana, California, Ruslana Kadze, MD, MS, FACOG, is skilled at minimally invasive and robotic hysterectomy surgeries. If you have a condition that requires a hysterectomy and want to learn more about treatment options, call or click online to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kadze today.

Hysterectomy Q & A

What is a hysterectomy?

Hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that removes all or a portion of your uterus. Depending on your specific condition, Dr. Kadze may remove one or both of your ovaries or fallopian tubes as well.

Dr. Kadze may recommend hysterectomy surgery as the final option when other treatments, such as medication or hormone therapy, fail to improve your gynecological disease or disorder. You can’t get pregnant after a hysterectomy, so Dr. Kadze explores all other treatment options first.

What are different methods of performing a hysterectomy?

With recent advances in medical technology, there are several ways to perform a hysterectomy. Traditional, or abdominal, hysterectomies are still the most common, but Dr. Kadze is skilled in minimally invasive procedures. Different types of hysterectomies include:

  • Abdominal hysterectomy: During an abdominal hysterectomy, Dr. Kadze removes your uterus through a large incision in your abdomen. This procedure is not considered minimally invasive.
  • Vaginal hysterectomy: In this type of hysterectomy, Dr. Kadze removes your uterus through a small incision inside your vagina.
  • Laparoscopic or robotically assisted hysterectomy: These procedures also require much smaller incisions than traditional abdominal hysterectomies, but use special technology, such as a laparoscope or robot, to assist.

During laparoscopic or robot-assisted procedures, Dr. Kadze makes very small incisions in your abdomen to insert the instruments and remove your uterus. She may also suggest a laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy, which uses an incision inside your vagina.

Why would I need a hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy may be necessary as the last line of treatment if you have one of these women’s health issues:

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Uterine, ovarian, or cervical cancer
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding

What are the benefits of a minimally invasive hysterectomy?

Minimally invasive hysterectomy surgeries offer several advantages over traditional procedures, including:

  • Less scarring
  • Shorter recovery time
  • Less pain
  • Lower risk of infection

Not all women qualify for a minimally invasive hysterectomy, but many do. Dr. Kadze discusses the best options for your unique body type and situation.

If you think you may need a hysterectomy and want a skilled gynecologic surgeon with expertise in advanced procedures, call the office of Ruslana Kadze, MD, MS, FACOG, or book an appointment online today.