Tests and Procedures - Hysterectomy

What is hysterectomy?

Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. Different portions of the uterus, as well as other organs, may be removed at the same time.

Facts About Hysterectomy

Reasons for having a hysterectomy:

The following are several possible causes or reasons for hysterectomy:

What are the different types of hysterectomy?

Illustration of the different types of hysterectomy
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What are the procedures for performing hysterectomy?

The type of hysterectomy performed and the technique used to perform the procedure will be determined by your physician, based upon your particular situation.

For women who have not yet reached menopause, having a hysterectomy means that menstruation will no longer occur, nor will pregnancy be possible.

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