James G. Zolzer, MD, FACOG and Todd J. Adams, MD, MPH, FACOG of Lakeshore Women's Specialists offer state of the art surgical techniques for procedures like hysterectomies and other minimally invasive surgeries. The practice serves residents throughout North Carolina, including those who live in Mooresville, Lake Norman, Davidson and Huntersville.
A hysterectomy is a surgery performed to remove a woman’s uterus. A woman who has had a hysterectomy can no longer become pregnant. In addition to the uterus, a hysterectomy, may also include removal of the fallopian tubes and ovaries. Your doctor will discuss which option is best for you. Tubes are often removed to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer (which has been shown to often actually be fallopian tube cancer deposited on the ovary rather than true ovarian cancer. This discovery has led to the new term "tubo-ovarian cancer"). Without risk factors for ovarian cancer, most often the ovaries are left in place even for postmenopausal women. Research shows that removal of ovaries can actually increase a woman’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
With today's technology and advancements in surgical techniques, most hysterectomies can be performed either laparoscopically or vaginally. This reduces the amount of time it takes to perform the procedure, as well as, reduces the amount of time it takes to heal. In addition, the tiny incisions used make for excellent cosmetic results, as well. Even though a hysterectomy is a serious procedure, healing time is still considerably less – generally just two weeks – when it is performed laparoscopically.
Hysterectomies are often recommended when a woman begins to have reproductive health issues that can no longer be controlled by other methods. Endometriosis, chronic fibroid tumors, excessively heavy periods and severe abdominal cramping are issues that can continue to worsen over time. If a woman is no longer interested in becoming pregnant, the doctor may recommend surgical intervention. Performing a hysterectomy may alleviate the majority, if not all, of her symptoms. A woman who has a family history of ovarian or uterine cancers may also be asked to consider a hysterectomy to reduce her cancer risks.
We accept most insurance plans, with co-payments due at the time service is rendered. Please check with your insurance plan to obtain a list of participating providers. We will be more than happy to discuss any insurance questions you may have.
"I totally absolutely love Lakeshore Women's Specialist.... They went above and beyond for me."
"Dr. Zolzer was AWESOME. First time ever being here and I was 100% comfortable. The staff was super friendly and helpful. The office was very well kept as well."
"There aren't enough stars for Todd Adams and his staff. Nevermind the lovely offices and the ease of making appointments, Todd is everything you want in a doctor."
"I would highly recommend Dr. Adams as a physician, a surgeon, and a caring human being."
"I couldn't have asked for a better experience!... I am so grateful I found Lakeshore!!"
"Love all the doctors here! Dr. Zolzer delivered both my babies and I wouldn't change a thing and couldn't imagine it any other way."
"Dr. Adams is the best. I loved my visit with him."