Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy is surgery to remove the uterus and, sometimes, the cervix. When the uterus and the cervix are removed, it is called a total hysterectomy. When only the uterus is removed, it is called a partial hysterectomy.
What is a Hysterectomy?

Hysterectomy is a surgical procedure for removing the uterus, the pelvic organ situated between the bladder and rectum in women.

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Newly discovered endometrial cancer biomarker enables early detection and treatment

Newly discovered endometrial cancer biomarker enables early detection and treatment

Study provides evidence to support survival benefit of open surgery for early-stage cervical cancer

Study provides evidence to support survival benefit of open surgery for early-stage cervical cancer

ASTRO's new guideline provides recommendations for radiation therapy to treat cervical cancer

ASTRO's new guideline provides recommendations for radiation therapy to treat cervical cancer

Family history elevates heart disease mortality risk in women who had premature removal of ovaries

Family history elevates heart disease mortality risk in women who had premature removal of ovaries

Menopause age not associated with heart disease finds study

Menopause age not associated with heart disease finds study

Nutrition researcher shows how foods affect our hormones and health

Nutrition researcher shows how foods affect our hormones and health

One in five operations with in-network surgeons and facilities could result in surprise bills

One in five operations with in-network surgeons and facilities could result in surprise bills

Elagolix drug suppresses ovarian hormone production, prevents heavy menstrual bleeding

Elagolix drug suppresses ovarian hormone production, prevents heavy menstrual bleeding

Uterine balloon tamponade is almost 86% effective in preventing maternal mortality from hemorrhaging

Uterine balloon tamponade is almost 86% effective in preventing maternal mortality from hemorrhaging

Rural women experience higher rates pregnancy complications than urban peers

Rural women experience higher rates pregnancy complications than urban peers

Prevalence of cannabis dependence or abuse increases significantly among surgical patients

Prevalence of cannabis dependence or abuse increases significantly among surgical patients

Involving patients in pain management decisions significantly reduces opioid prescriptions

Involving patients in pain management decisions significantly reduces opioid prescriptions

Johns Hopkins Medicine celebrates opening of Pavilion III at Green Spring Station

Johns Hopkins Medicine celebrates opening of Pavilion III at Green Spring Station

Clinical trial to evaluate efficacy and safety of new treatment for giant cell arteritis

Clinical trial to evaluate efficacy and safety of new treatment for giant cell arteritis

Northwestern Medicine physicians receive NAMS awards for contributing to women's health, menopause

Northwestern Medicine physicians receive NAMS awards for contributing to women's health, menopause

Hysterectomy and mesh support used to repair vaginal prolapse may have similar outcomes

Hysterectomy and mesh support used to repair vaginal prolapse may have similar outcomes

Anxiety, depression associated with increased opioid use following surgery

Anxiety, depression associated with increased opioid use following surgery

Cancer survivors could be at greater risk of cardiovascular diseases

Cancer survivors could be at greater risk of cardiovascular diseases

Doctors can change opioid prescribing habits, but progress comes in small doses

Doctors can change opioid prescribing habits, but progress comes in small doses

Management of ovarian cancer risk in women with BRCA1/2 gene mutations

Management of ovarian cancer risk in women with BRCA1/2 gene mutations