Hysterectomy

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This is surgery to remove the uterus.

It can be performed for many different reasons such as fibroids, heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, endometriosis, fertility problems, abnormal cells and prolapse.

The most common approach to hysterectomy at Eve Health is laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery. This allows a fast recovery, shorter hospital stay with less pain and faster return to work. In some cases, a vaginal hysterectomy will be recommended where there are no cuts on the tummy at all and in a few cases an open surgical approach with a larger cut on the tummy is required. Your Eve gynaecologist will discuss the options with you and explain the benefits and risks of each. Your gynaecologist will also discuss other important options and make recommendations about whether to keep or remove the tubes, the ovaries and the cervix. In most cases the tubes and cervix will be removed and the ovaries will be conserved but each of these are important considerations and will be discussed and planned in relation to your particular circumstances. In most cases you will have a 2 night stay in hospital and need to plan approximately 4 weeks off work.