Hysterectomy is defined as removal of the uterus, either through an abdominal incision, laparascopic or robotic assisted laparoscopic, or vaginal routes.
Removal of the tubes and ovaries is often done if a women is over the age of 50 years or in menopause.
Hysterectomies are a common gynecologic surgery that is done for many conditions:
abnormal bleeding, fibroids, prolaspe, and sometimes pain.
The route of hysterectomy is individualized to each patient and their condition.
No matter which route is chosen, hormonal status and sexual function should be reviewed before any surgery.
Most patients spend one night in the hospital.
Post operative restrictions include no lifting > 15# and pelvic rest for 8-12 weeks.