The Pain-Less Hysterectomy
June 21, 2011
Approximately 600,000 hysterectomies are performed every year in the United States alone, but only 10% or so for cancer of the uterus, or ovaries and rarely the fallopian tubes. The uterine indications usually are related to problems of bleeding, pain, pelvic tenderness, or a failure of pelvic support that causes uterine prolapse. Much less commonly, ovarian tumors will suggest the need for hysterectomy.