A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, usually done by a gynecologist. The two common surgical approaches to performing a hysterectomy are either via a laparotomy or trans-vaginally.


  • Indications for a hysterectomy include
  • cancer of the cervix or uterus and
  • excessive vaginal bleeding, especially in a woman who has either already had all the children she wants or is post-menopausal.
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