What is a Hysterectomy? | Is It Necessary | MedStar Health

A hysterectomy is an operation to remove the uterus. This procedure may be necessary for a variety of reasons, including painful uterine fibroids, a prolapsed uterus, cancer of the pelvic region, or endometriosis. A hysterectomy is often a last-resort option, after other treatment options have not been successful. Depending on the reason for the hysterectomy, either a portion of the uterus will be removed, or it will be removed entirely.

At MedStar Health, our gynaecologists are fellowship trained in performing minimally invasive hysterectomies, so you are back on your feet faster, pain-free.


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For a variety of reasons, it may become necessary for a woman to have some or all of her reproductive organs removed. The general term for this procedure is a hysterectomy.

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