Hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus via the vagina through a surgical procedure. The removal of the uterus can be either partial – uterus only; or include the cervix, fallopian tubes and ovaries. An incision is made in the lower abdomen to remove the uterus or it is removed laparoscopically using minimally invasive methods.
Hysterectomy is a treatment modality for the following diseases:
- Cervical or uterine cancer
- Uterine fibroids
- Uterine prolapse
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Excessive & chronic vaginal pain
A hysterectomy is a procedure to remove the uterus via an incision in the lower abdomen. The procedure is performed either under general anesthesia or a spinal block. A partial hysterectomy removes just the uterus, leaving the cervix intact. A total hysterectomy removes the uterus and the cervix. In some cases, a hysterectomy includes removal of one or both ovaries and fallopian tubes.
Hysterectomy includes certain risks include – blood clots, infections, excessive bleeding and others. It is important to have a detailed conversation with your doctor on the need for the procedure and the expected outcomes. You need to be prepared mentally as well as physically for the post-surgical phase.