A hysterectomy, or surgery to remove the uterus, a very common major surgery among women in the United States, second only to caesarean section. About one-third of American women will have a hysterectomy by the time they are 60; according to healthywomen.org. Reasons for performing a hysterectomy include: uterine fibroids, abnormal and heavy bleeding, pelvic support problems (like uterine prolapse), chronic pelvic pain and some types of female cancers.
At Salina Women's Clinic, Dr. "Boo" Hodges, M.D., Dr. Christopher Graber, M.D. and Dr. Molly Carroll, M.D. perform hysterectomies using several methods. Your hysterectomy may be performed through the vagina, through an abdominal incision, or with laparoscopy using the da Vinci Surgical System. The route of your hysterectomy depends on both your diagnosis and your body. Your surgery will be performed at Salina Regional Health Center.