Wertheim’s Hysterectomy

Wertheim’s Hysterectomy | Gynaecology | Mumbai, India
So named after its developer, a Wertheim’s Hysterectomy refers to a radical total hysterectomy complete with removal of pelvic lymph nodes and parametrium.
But, as is common to all surgical procedures, there are a lot of myths that are floating around this surgical procedure like
It is a common procedure
Quite on the contrary, radical total hysterectomy is an option exercised only after every other therapeutic option has failed to produce the desired results and usually only when in the unfortunate cases where there is malignancy
There’s no bladder training required after a radical hysterectomy
False! Characteristically after a radical hysterectomy, bladder healing mandates keeping the catheter immobile for about 10 days post-surgery. Bladder training is taught on the tenth day. It involves episodic closing of the catheter, enabling normal urinal passage
Consuming a lot of fluids worsens the situation
The actual fact is that drinking lots of fluids is imperative to avert bladder contagion though the entire period that catheter is still inside the body
You can randomly shower
Bad news for all you water babies! Only after the surgical incision has cured will you be allowed to take tub baths or showers
Radical Or Wertheim's Hysterectomy | Mumbai, India
When is your doctor likely to suggest a Wertheim’s Hysterectomy?
In the highly unlikely event that your doctor has recommended a radical or Wertheim’s Hysterectomy, the may be a range of reasons like
Uterine fibroids

which induce pain, bleeding or other problems

Uterine prolapse

aka the sliding of the uterus from its right position and relocating into the vaginal canal

Malignancies of the uterus, cervix, or ovaries

that must necessarily be treated on a war footing so as to save precious lives

Abnormal vaginal bleeding,

chronic pelvic pain and adenomyosis (thickening of the uterus) and also as a part of larger therapeutic regimes

Wertheim’s Hysterectomy really intends to secure lives. Please go for it ASAP if you’ve been recommended one

After a successful Wertheim’s Hysterectomy

the common uterine complaints of most women are resolved
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