Hysterectomy Introduction

October 10, 2010

It is important to remember that you are not alone. In the U.S. there are over 600,000 hysterectomies performed each year, about 1,643 a day.

It is important to remember that you are not alone. In the U.S. there are over 600,000 hysterectomies performed each year, about 1,643 a day. In fact, by the age of 60, 1 in 3 women will have had a hysterectomy. This site is intended to provide you with facts so you can make an informed decision with your health care provider about your choices.

Today's hysterectomy choices include innovative, minimally-invasive procedures that can be modified by your doctor to address the treatment and relief of your symptoms. These new advanced surgical techniques reduce the pain and minimize the scarring from surgery, typically require only one day in the hospital, and get you back to your normal routine in less than a week on average. Click on Hysterectomy Options for more information.

Hysterectomy Quick Facts

  • 600,000 hysterectomies are performed each year in USA
  • 65% of hysterectomies are performed each year in the US
  • Minimally invasive procedures are available and you may be a good candidate

References:

Sources

1. Hoffman C, Kennedy J, Borschel L, Burchette R, Kidd A. Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: The Kaiser Permanente San Diego experience. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology 2005;12:16-24.

2. http://www.aagl.org/topics

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