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Hysterectomy


Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. The procedure is recommended for a wide variety of uterine conditions. In fact it is the second most common surgical procedure for women in the U.S. There are several types of hysterectomy surgery:
  • total hysterectomy – removing the entire uterus and cervix
  • partial or subtotal hysterectomy – removing the uterus but leaving the cervix intact
  • lymph node removal – surgeons will perform this procedure (called a “lymphadenectomy”) if you are diagnosed with uterine, cervical, or ovarian cancer
  • fallopian tube and ovary removal
  • radical hysterectomy – removing the uterus, adjacent tissue, upper part of the vagina and pelvic lymph nodes because of a cervical cancer diagnosis. If recommended as part of uterine cancer treatment, the fallopian tubes and ovaries may also be removed.
Hysterectomy may be recommended for benign (non-cancerous) and malignant (cancerous) uterine conditions. There are several different surgical approaches to hysterectomy:
    vaginal hysterectomy which involves removal of the uterus through the vagina, requiring no external incision. This approach is only appropriate under certain conditions and for benign conditions.
  • laparoscopic hysterectomy where 3-5 small incisions are made and the surgery is performed by inserting a small camera and instruments through the incisions.
  • robotic hysterectomy
Using the daVinci® surgical system your Mercy gynecologic surgeon is able to surgically remove your uterus and provide numerous benefits including:
  • less pain
  • less blood loss and need for surgical blood transfusion
  • less risk of infection
  • less scarring
  • lower risk of wound infection
  • shorter hospital stay
  • quicker return to normal daily life activities
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