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Dianne Johnson
(505) 563-2500
1010 Spruce St
Espanola, NM
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Anne Marie O'Connor, MD
1010 Spruce St
Espanola, NM
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1997

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David Dane Mc Pherson, MD
(715) 740-1100
Los Alamos, NM
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1987

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Howard Theodore Wadstrom, MD
(505) 662-2828
42 Loma Del Escolar St
Los Alamos, NM
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1956

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Patricia Ann Combs, MD
(505) 247-4894
3917 West Rd
Los Alamos, NM
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1988

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Cordell K Halverson, MD
(505) 425-3569
1010 Spruce St
Espanola, NM
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Espanola Hosp, Espanola, Nm; Northeastern Regional Hospital, Las Vegas, Nm
Group Practice: Rio Vista Ob-Gyn

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Gaylord V Swan, MD
(505) 425-3569
1010 Spruce St
Espanola, NM
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1974

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Christine Elena Carlos, MD
(505) 662-4412
3917 West Rd Ste 250
Los Alamos, NM
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1979

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Christine Carlos
(505) 662-4412
3917 West Rd
Los Alamos, NM
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Irving A Bunkin, MD FACS
PO Box 2281
Santa Fe, NM
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ
Graduation Year: 1937

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Hysterectomy

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Hysterectomy

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Summary

According to the National Women's Health Information Center, a hysterectomy is an operation to remove a woman's uterus. The uterus is the place where a baby grows when a woman is pregnant. Sometimes, the ovaries and fallopian tubes also are taken out. Hysterectomies are very common - one in three women in the United States has had one by age 60.

Your health care provider might recommend a hysterectomy if you have:

Fibroids

Endometriosis not cured by medicine or surgery

Uterine prolapse - when the uterus drops into the vagina

Cancer of the uterus, cervix, or ovaries

Vaginal bleeding that persists despite treatment

Chronic pelvic pain; surgery can be a last resort

Before having a hysterectomy, it is important to discuss other possible treatments with your health care provider. A hysterectomy will stop your periods, and you will no longer be able to get pregnant. If the surgery removes both ovaries, you will enter menopause.

Types of hysterectomies:

Complete or total. Removes the cervix as well as the uterus. (This is the most common type of hysterectomy.)

Partial or subtotal. Removes the upper part of the uterus and leaves the cervix in place.

Radical. Removes the uterus, the cervix, the upper part of the vagina, and supporting tissues. (This is done in some cases of cancer.) How common are hysterectomies?

A hysterectomy is the second most common surgery among women in the United States. (The most common is cesarean section delivery.) Each year, more than 600,000 are done. One in three women in the United States has had a hysterectomy by age 60.

How is a hysterectomy performed?

Hysterectomies are done through a cut in the abdomen (abdominal hysterectomy) or the vagina (vaginal hysterectomy). Sometimes an instrument called a laparoscope is used to help see inside the abdomen during vaginal hysterectomy. The type of surgery that is done depends on the reason for the surgery. Abdominal hysterectomies are more common and usually require a longer recovery time.

How long does it take to recover from a hysterectomy?

Recovering from a hysterectomy takes time. You will stay in the hospital from one to two days for postsurgery care. Some women may stay in the hospital up to four days.

Abdominal. Complete recovery usually takes four to eight weeks. You will gradually be able to increase your activities.

Vaginal or laparoscopic. Most women are able to return to normal activity in one to two weeks.

For both, by the sixth week, you should be able to take tub baths and resume sexual activi...

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