Uterus removal surgery, known as a hysterectomy, is a medical procedure involving the removal of the uterus. This surgery may be performed for various reasons, including gynecological conditions such as uterine fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic organ prolapse, adenomyosis, or certain types of cancer, like uterine or cervical cancer. There are different approaches to performing a hysterectomy, including abdominal, vaginal, laparoscopic, and robotic-assisted methods.

A total hysterectomy involves removing the entire uterus, while a subtotal hysterectomy removes the uterus but leaves the cervix intact. In some cases, the ovaries and fallopian tubes might also be removed (oophorectomy and salpingectomy). Recovery times and post-operative care vary depending on the type of surgery performed. For premenopausal women, hysterectomy results in the cessation of menstruation and the inability to bear children. It’s important for individuals to discuss their options with a healthcare provider, considering their specific medical condition, future fertility desires, and overall health, before deciding to undergo a hysterectomy.