Hysterectomy Specialist

Advanced Gynecology

Rafael C. Haciski, MD, FACOG

Gynecologist located in Naples, FL

Once conservative medicine methods have been exhausted, many women with fibroids, severe pelvic pain, endometriosis, uterine and cervical cancer, or other serious diseases need a hysterectomy to relieve their symptoms. Dr. Rafael Haciski, MD, FACOG offers minimally invasive hysterectomy procedures for women in Naples, Florida. To learn more, call Advanced Gynecology or book an appointment online.

Hysterectomy Q & A

What is a hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is a procedure that removes the uterus, often leaving the cervix (the lower part of the uterus) intact. Hysterectomies can be performed via open surgery, vaginally, or laparoscopically with minimally invasive techniques, which result in less pain, quicker healing, and return to normal function.

When is a hysterectomy necessary?

Dr. Haciski performs minimally invasive hysterectomies to treat conditions such as:

  • Endometriosis
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Unusually heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Uterine or cervical cancer
  • Painful uterine fibroids
  • Some types of cancers
  • Cervical abnormalities

Other conditions or diseases may also warrant a hysterectomy.

After Dr. Haciski performs the hysterectomy, you won't be able to bear children. Understanding and discussing your family planning with Dr. Haciski will help you carefully evaluate your treatment plan and ensure the best outcome.

What happens during a hysterectomy?

Many doctors still perform open surgical hysterectomies that result in lengthy hospital stays and prolonged, painful recoveries. Because of Dr. Haciski’s extensive training and decades in practice, he performs laparoscopic (minimally invasive) hysterectomies whenever possible.

A minimally invasive hysterectomy doesn't require a large incision and offers a much shorter recovery time with a lower risk of complications.

During the procedure, Dr. Haciski uses a long, thin tube with a camera, called a laparoscope. He inserts the laparoscope through a small incision, and it transmits images of the inside of your body to a high-definition monitor in real-time.

With the aid of the laparoscope, Dr. Haciski can perform exact movements using tiny surgical tools inserted through other small incisions, or sometimes through the laparoscope itself. With laparoscopy, a large abdominal incision is not needed, which means your scars will be minimal, and recovery will be quick.

What is recovery like for a minimally invasive hysterectomy?

After your minimally invasive hysterectomy, you can often go home on the same day of your procedure. Recovery time varies from person to person; however, many women return to most of their regular activities -- excluding heavy lifting and sexual intercourse -- within two weeks.

If you’re a candidate for a hysterectomy, Dr. Haciski can help you confidently enter the procedure knowing that you’re in the best hands. Call the office or request an appointment online today.