Hysterectomy is a procedure performed in women to remove the uterus. You may expect that such a procedure may well not be that common in Pakistan but since it’s awareness has spread, women have started to consider this option and opt for surgery rather than suffering from painful symptoms and conditions.
Hysterectomy in Pakistan is performed by well-qualified surgeons and is carried out successfully in the majority of the cases. In this article, we’ll take a look at the five important things that you should know about hysterectomy in Pakistan.
What is hysterectomy?
A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure which is performed to remove a woman’s uterus. It is done to treat health problems that affect the female reproductive system. These may include uterine fibroids resulting in pain, bleeding, or other problems, uterine prolapse, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, cervical cancer or fallopian tubes cancer, endometriosis, abnormal vaginal bleeding, chronic pelvic pain, and adenomyosis, or a thickening of the uterus
Best gynecologists for hysterectomy in Pakistan:
Dr. Misbah Malik:
Dr. Misbah Malik is a senior gynecologist who practices at Iqra Medical Complex, Lahore and Jinnah Hospital, Lahore. She completed her MBBS from King Edward Medical College, Lahore, and did FCPS from College of Physician and Surgeons of Pakistan. Dr. Misbah is an expert in performing hysterectomies, comfortable painless deliveries, laparoscopic surgeries, treatment of Infertility, antenatal care, normal deliveries, gynecological cancers, PCOS, hormonal imbalance, and weight reduction, etc.
Dr. Shaheena Asif
Dr. Shaheena Asif is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology and is one of the most famous gynecologists in Lahore. She has 36 years of professional experience and she qualified from Fatima Jinnah Medical College and also graduated from the Royal College of London. Dr. Shaheena with diseases like Infertility, bleeding disorders, tumors, pelvic pain, menstrual disorders and is specialized in performing hysterectomies.
Dr. Sarochena Khemani:
Dr. Sarochana Khemani is one of the best gynecologists in Karachi and practices at Hilal-E-Ahmar House, Karachi. Her reviews and feedback of patients is very positive and she has successfully performed many hysterectomy cases. You can easily book an online appointment with Dr. Sarochana Khemani through Marham. Call at 0311-1222398 to confirm her timings or book an appointment.
Dr. Saleha Batool Virk:
Dr. Saleha Batool Virk is a consultant gynecologist practicing at Chugtai Lab, Multan. She has expertise in carrying out hysterectomies and is also a specialist in treating other gynecological issues. Dr. Saleha can be reached out through Marham and you can call at 0311-1222398 to confirm her timings or book an appointment.
Dr. Umber Jalil Bakhtiar:
Dr. Umber Jalil Bakhtiar is a gynecologist and obstetrician at Quaid-e-Azam International Hospital, Islamabad and Abrar Surgery, Rawalpindi. She is one of the best gynecologists in Islamabad when it comes to hysterectomy and you can easily book online appointment with Dr. Umber Jalil Bakhtiar through Marham. Call at 0311-1222398 to confirm her timings or book an appointment.
Hysterectomy cost in Pakistan:
The cost of a hysterectomy varies on a number of factors such as the doctor who performs the surgery, type of surgery, materials used and hospital expenditure/equipment. Hysterectomy cost in Pakistan ranges from PKR 150,000 to PKR 250,000.
FAQs about hysterectomy:
Q: What happens to your body when you have a hysterectomy?
A: After a hysterectomy, your body undergoes what is known as surgical menopause and you may experience hot flashes or other menopause symptoms.
Q: How long does it take to recover from a hysterectomy?
A: A hysterectomy is a major operation and the patient can expect to stay in the hospital for up to 5 days after surgery. It takes about 6 to 8 weeks to completely recover from a hysterectomy.
Q: What are the signs that you need a hysterectomy?
A: A hysterectomy may be recommended if you have large fibroids, severe bleeding or you do not want to have any more children. Others signs are also mentioned in the first paragraph.
Hysterectomy success rate:
It’s very rare to have any complications with a hysterectomy and the death rate is even less than 1%. It is generally a safe surgery provided it is performed by well-qualified and experienced gynecologists.