Hysterectomy – Video Inside

Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. It may also involve removal of the cervix, ovaries, fallopian tubes and other surrounding structures. Usually performed by a gynecologist, hysterectomy may be total or partial.

Indications
– Uterine fibroids
– Endometriosis, adenomyosis
– Uterine prolapse
– Pelvic pain
– AUB
– Cancer (endometrium, ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervical)

Complications
– General anesthetic
– Bleeding
– Infection
– Injury to other organs (ureter, bladder, rectum)
– Loss of ovarian function (if ovaries removed, iatrogenic menopause)

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