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What is a hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that removes a woman’s uterus or womb. The uterus is where a baby grows during pregnancy. During a hysterectomy, the cervix, fallopian tubes, or ovaries may also be removed. 

Hysterectomy may be needed to treat the following:

  • Gynecological cancer
  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Chronic pelvic pain

Hysterectomy may be performed through a vaginal incision or an abdominal incision. Your surgeon will determine which approach is best for you.

What are the disadvantages of having a hysterectomy?

What is the average age of a hysterectomy?

How does the body change after a hysterectomy?

Will my stomach go down after a hysterectomy?

Will I lose weight after a hysterectomy?

Dos and don’ts after hysterectomy

* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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