Findlay Women's Care -  - OB-GYN

Findlay Women's Care

OB-GYNs located in Findlay, OH


Uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and other gynecological problems can cause severe discomfort and other issues with your periods. When these problems don’t improve with conventional treatment methods, you might want to consider having a hysterectomy. At Findlay Women’s Care, Dr. Carmen Doty-Armstrong, Dr. Dawn Hochstettler, and Dr. Kimberlee Perkins provide minimally invasive hysterectomies for women in Findlay, Ohio.

Hysterectomy Q & A

When do I need a hysterectomy?

Your gynecologist at Findlay Women’s Care might recommend a hysterectomy as a treatment option if you’re having severe pain or other symptoms and you’ve tried other forms of treatment without success. Findlay Women's Care uses this treatment for different gynecological conditions, including the following:

  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Uterine cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Cervical cancer

What is a laparoscopic hysterectomy?

It’s a minimally invasive procedure that involves removing your uterus through smaller incisions instead of large ones.

Traditional hysterectomies involve making one or more large incisions, leading to more discomfort afterward, a longer recovery period, and a higher risk of complications, such as damage to surrounding tissue.

Laparoscopic hysterectomies involve making a few small incisions and using tiny surgical instruments to remove the uterus. If needed, you can also have your ovaries and cervix removed during this procedure.

What are the benefits of a laparoscopic hysterectomy?

Having a laparoscopic hysterectomy offers some substantial benefits compared to traditional hysterectomies. These include:

  • Lower chance of scarring
  • Less discomfort during recovery
  • Lower risks of infections, bleeding, and damage to surrounding tissue
  • Shorter recovery time

What should I expect from a laparoscopic hysterectomy?

Your gynecologist at Findlay Women’s Care first administers general anesthesia, so you don’t experience any pain or discomfort.

After ensuring you’re sufficiently numb, they make small incisions in your abdominal area and then inserts a tiny camera and instruments through these incisions to take out your uterus. Your gynecologist watches the camera to view the surgical site.

How long is the recovery process after a laparoscopic hysterectomy?

This can vary from person to person depending on certain factors, but in general, you should limit your activities for one or two weeks after a laparoscopic hysterectomy. That helps ensure that your body heals properly and lowers your risk of slowing down the healing process. That's much shorter than the recovery time of four to six weeks for traditional hysterectomies.

Your gynecologist gives you detailed information on your recovery, including caring for your incisions, and she will let you know which activities are safe to do.

If you need more information on hysterectomies, please contact Findlay Women’s Care to schedule an appointment with Dr. Carmen Doty-Armstrong, Dr. Dawn Hochstettler, or Dr. Kimberlee Perkins today.

Most Major Insurances Accepted

We are providers for most of northwest Ohio's major health insurance plans. If you have medical insurance, we are anxious to help you receive your maximum allowable benefits. Prior to your first visit, please contact your insurance company to verify that our practice is an accepted provider in your plan. Once you have confirmed your insurance plan's acceptance, we will be happy to process your insurance claims for you. Please bring 1) a copy of your current insurance card 2) Photo ID that matches the last name as the name on your insurance card. If you do not see your insurance provider please contact our office.

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Findlay Women's Care
1917 South Main Street
Findlay, OH 45840
Phone: 419-420-0904
Fax: (419) 420-1893
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