This procedure is considered the least invasive surgical approach to perform a Total Hysterectomy. A Supracervical Hysterectomy cannot be performed vaginally. The uterus is removed entirely from the vagina. No abdominal incisions are required. Specific patients may be candidates for this type of hysterectomy depending on your prior birth history, surgical history, presence of fibroids and other factors which will be determined during your office visit and pelvic exam. Your ovaries may be removed vaginally as well if indicated and this procedures is ofen combined with other vaginal surgical procedures performed to repair prolapse and urinary incontinence.
The advantages of vaginal over traditional laparoscopic or abdominal surgery include a shorter a shorter recovery interval, less pain, and absence of abdominal incisions.