If you are preparing for a hysterectomy, chances are you have done your research and due diligence. You have considered both the benefits and risks of the procedure and how the procedure is performed. You likely have checked into alternative options for treating your particular medical condition. But now it is time. You have reached the point where it is time to prepare both mentally and physically for the procedure. Patients in the Katy, Texas area who are ready to undergo a hysterectomy continue to depend on Dr. Taryll Jenkins of Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Jenkins is here to hold his patient’s hands as they get ready for the procedure. He has counseled patients for years as they go through this process and continues to answer any questions about the surgery that patients may have in the days and weeks leading up to the actual procedure.
Dr. Jenkins believes that preparation for surgery should begin at least a month before the procedure. He understands that patients do their own research, but they also need a reliable source for any questions or concerns about the surgery. He encourages all patients to be in the best health before undergoing a hysterectomy, including losing weight, eliminating any tobacco use, or adjusting certain medications. You must partner with your physician in understanding any risks associated with the procedure and any necessary steps that should be taken to make sure you are ready for the surgery. It is also crucial that you talk with your employer about completing any paperwork necessary so that you can take time off from your job for recovery.
Dr. Jenkins encourages all patients to drink plenty of fluids leading up to the procedure and make sure that any logistical planning is done before knowing how to get home, who can pick up any necessary prescriptions, etc. It would help if you also had a plan in place for your meals following your procedure. Having easy meals ready to go during your recovery is one way you can make your life easier as you recover. Think about where your bed is located and make sure that it is set up in a place where you will not have to climb any stairs. All these seemingly small details can make a huge difference.
It is essential to come in relaxed, so take the day off before your surgery, eat light, and follow any instructions your doctor may provide you about when to stop eating and drinking. That is important because you will be under anesthesia. If you are in the Houston area and would like more information on how to best prepare for a hysterectomy, don’t hesitate to contact the office of Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine today at 855-346-8610.
We offer general care, gynecology, and obstetrics services that span all stages of a woman's life. Dr. Taryll L. Jenkins, MD received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and Doctorate of Medicine from Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, TN. He completed his residency training at the University of Texas and Hermann Hospital, TX and is Board-certified from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with years of research experience.
Having graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelors of Science in Biological Chemistry in 2011, Dr. Stephanie Roy received her Doctor of Medicine Degree in 2015 from the University of Texas Medical Branch. Today she is a leading Board-certified physician who works hard to provide you and your family with high quality services. In addition to spending time at the practice, Dr. Roy possesses extensive volunteer experience in the community. She was also a tutor at the Medical Careers Diversity Program in 2012 and since then has spent her free time volunteering for the St. Vincent’s Clinic.
Dr. Tiffany Ikwuagwu is passionate about caring for the diverse communities in Katy and Houston, TX. Having completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Houston, her medical degree at the Baylor College of Medicine, and her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the McGovern Medical School, she worked as principal investigator on a research project with Dr. Nana Ankumah at UT Houston. A member of the American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Dr. Ikwuagwu has served in several leadership roles and has made many contributions to the community.
Yara Ramirez, MD earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Baylor University and her doctorate in medicine from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston where she also completed her residency. She won the Resident Teaching Award from UTMB’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for two consecutive years.
Dr. Ramirez has researched extensively on many obstetrics-related topics. She has been a Junior Fellow Representative for the UTMB Residency Program and a Medical Student Education Committee Member at the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has volunteered for various local and foreign community programs. Her fluency in Spanish and French is an asset to her organization.
Nadia Alexander is a Board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a Master’s of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center. With seven years of experience in women’s health and a focus on obstetrics and ambulatory gynecology (vaginitis, UTI, and vaginal bleeding), she provides quality, compassionate care to patients in various stages of reproductive life. She is fluent in English and Spanish and is the lead contact for our Telehealth service.