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hysterectomyHysterectomy, the removal of the womb, remains one of the most common procedures performed in the United States. The most frequent indications are bleeding, or fibroid tumors.

Over the years the indications for hysterectomy have dropped precipitously.

Please get a second opinion if oyu are considering a hysterectomy.

Fibroid tumors are very common, most do not need removal, they are seen routinely on ultrasound and they are completly without symptoms, and may be left alone, or watched on some periodic basis with the simple ultrasound test. The ultrasound test has few downsides, most being, the cost and the inconvenience of the minor discomfort.

There are vaginal hysterectomies, ones done through the abdominal incision, a vertical, or a bikini cut. Many have good experience with laparoscopic or robot assisted laparoscopic hysterectomies.

Or even Robot assisted laparoscopic vaginal hysterectomies.

Confusing. Educate yourself.

Ask:

1) Does your cervix need to be taken out? Do you need a SupraCervical Hysterectomy?

2) Do your ovaries need to be taken out. Some women as they approach menopause, this may not be a bad idea.

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