Skip to main content

Hysterectomy Specialist

Rockville Gynecology

Women's Health Clinic located in Rockville, MD

Maybe you’re living with endometriosis or uterine fibroids. If pelvic pain or bleeding are adversely affecting the quality of your life, and medical treatments have failed or are not an option, then you may be a candidate for hysterectomy. Whatever your reason for needing a hysterectomy, Rockville Gynecology offers this minimally invasive procedure from the comfort of their Rockville, Maryland, office. Call Carolynn Young, MD, and Astrid Von Walter, MD, or book your appointment with their dedicated team online.

Hysterectomy Q & A

What is a hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure during which your uterus is removed. There are multiple different types of hysterectomy. 

During a total hysterectomy, your cervix and uterus are both entirely removed. During a partial (supracervical) hysterectomy, only the upper part of your uterus is removed and your cervix remains intact. 

Your ovaries may or may not be removed during your hysterectomy, depending on your reason for the procedure.


Why do I need a hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is an effective treatment for a range of reproductive challenges. Many women choose to have this procedure if they have:

  • Uterine fibroids that cause pain or heavy bleeding
  • Uterine prolapse that’s causing pelvic pressure or incontinence
  • Endometriosis
  • Heavy bleeding (menorrhagia)
  • Cancer or precancer in the uterus, ovaries, or cervix


What should I expect from this surgical procedure?

Upon learning that you need to have your uterus removed, you may assume you have an involved surgical procedure with a lengthy recovery time ahead of you. However, Dr. Young and Dr. von Walter offer minimally invasive hysterectomies to minimize your postop pain, scarring, and downtime. 

They perform hysterectomies laparoscopically. That means they complete the entire procedure through one of the incisions on your abdomen. They use that incision to take the laparoscope — a long, thin tube with a camera on the end — into your body so they can remove your uterus without the need for any open surgery. 

A laparoscopic hysterectomy yields the same results as a traditional hysterectomy, but with significantly shortened recovery time, less pain, and less scarring. Most laparoscopic hysterectomies are performed as an outpatient procedure, so you can go home the same day the procedure is performed.


Will I need to go to the hospital to get my hysterectomy?

Yes. Rockville Gynecology only performs hysterectomies at the hospital. The caring providers ensure you are comfortable and relaxed as you prepare for your procedure. 

What’s more, because they offer such minimally invasive hysterectomies, Rockville Gynecology performs them as outpatient procedures. Most of the time you don’t have to worry about an overnight stay in a medical facility. Instead, you can head home the same day and recuperate comfortably there. 

If you need a hysterectomy and want to have your procedure performed using minimally invasive surgical techniques. Call Rockville Gynecology or schedule your appointment online to meet with their team.