Dr Rachel Moss - Riverside Women's Healthcare
A hysterectomy is an operation to remove your uterus (womb). Some types of hysterectomies include the removal of other organs as well, and this will depend on the reason for the operation. A hysterectomy is a treatment for many different diseases and conditions and it can be done through the vagina or through a cut in the abdomen, or sometimes through the vagina combined with laparoscopy.
Modern methods use electrosurgical (safe burning) techniques that reduce the pain as well as the blood loss associated with the procedure and hence shorten hospital stay and speed recovery.
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