A hysterectomy is an operation to remove the uterus. This surgery may be done for different reasons, including:
Hysterectomy for noncancerous reasons is usually considered only after all other treatment approaches have been tried without success.
Depending on the reason for the hysterectomy, a surgeon may choose to remove all or only part of the uterus. Patients and health care providers sometimes use these terms inexactly, so it is important to clarify if the cervix and/or ovaries are removed:
The surgeon may remove the ovaries — a procedure called oophorectomy — or may leave them in place. When the tubes are removed that procedure is called salpingectomy. When the entire uterus, both tubes, and both ovaries are removed, the entire procedure is called a hysterectomy and bilateral salpingectomy-oophorectomy.
An abdominal hysterectomy is an open surgery. This is the most common approach to hysterectomy, accounting for about 54% for all benign disease.
To perform an abdominal hysterectomy, a surgeon makes a 5- to 7-inch incision, either up-and-down or side-to-side, across the belly. The surgeon then removes the uterus through this incision.
Following an abdominal hysterectomy, a person will usually spend 2-3 days in the hospital. There is also, after healing, a visible scar at the location of the incision.
Get to know our dedicated group of board certified doctors with exemplary qualifications, here to assist you on your healthcare journey.
These are stories that involves resilience, persistence & personal strength. Overcoming odds, difficulty and of course challenges of health, these stories ought to inspire us to look beyond the difficulties because there is always more to our lives than just challenges