A hysterectomy is a surgical operation that removes a woman’s uterus. This surgery is performed to address a number of medical conditions including painful uterine fibroids, uterine prolapse, cancer, endometriosis, pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding, or thickening of the uterus. Removing a uterus for reasons other than cancer is usually a decision that’s made only after other non-surgical approaches have been tried.
There are several types of hysterectomies. A total hysterectomy is a procedure that removes the entire uterus and the cervix, while a subtotal, or supracervical, hysterectomy is one that leaves the cervix intact and removes only the upper portion of the uterus. A radical hysterectomy is one in which the entire uterus and tissue surrounding the uterus, along with the cervix and top part of the vagina are all removed. This type of procedure is typically only used when a patient has cancer. With all forms of hysterectomy, the ovaries may be removed or left in place, depending on the patient’s unique situation.
In addition to there being various types of hysterectomies there are also several different surgical techniques.
Dr. Taryll Jenkins of Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine has been performing hysterectomies for his Houston-area patients for many years. He will discuss your surgical options with you and decide on the best approach for your unique condition. For more information, call the Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine today.
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.