Hysterectomy is the term used to describe a gynecologic surgical procedure which is performed to remove the uterus for various reasons such as, but not limited to, dysfunctional bleeding, fibroids, and chronic pelvic pain. There are two types of hysterectomy: A Total hysterectomy and a Supracervical (Sub-total) Hysterectomy.
A Total Hysterectomy involves removing the uterus and the uterine cervix. In a Supracervical Hysterectomy only the uterus is removed and the cervix is spared. Hysterectomy is the preferred surgical treatment for patient’s who desire definitive surgical management for uterine problems affecting one’s health or overall quality of life.