Types of Hysterectomies and Surgical Procedures
Many women do not know that there are different types of hysterectomies and different types of surgical procedures to perform them. It is important for women to know their options before making a decision if they are considering a hysterectomy.
Total Hysterectomy/Complete Hysterectomy
The entire uterus and cervix are removed.
Partial Hysterectomy/Supracervical Hysterectomy
Ovaries and or the cervix are left whole during a partial or supracervical hysterectomy. Many women do not know this option exists. Often times the cervix may be removed to reduce risk or cancer but keeping the cervix intact results in better abdominal structure and more sexual enjoyment.
Other types of less common hysterectomies include a total hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and a radical hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy.
Types of Hysterectomy Surgical Procedures
A small incision is made at the top of the vagina. Through the incision, the uterus and the cervix, if necessary, are separated from its connecting tissue, blood supply and removed through the vagina. If the cervix is not removed, it is reattached before surgery is finished.
This can be done with abdominal surgery, which is where a cut is made above the bikini line. In emergency situations, a large cut is made from the belly button to the pubis resulting in a longer recovery.
This is where a small incision is made on the stomach. Organs and can be seen through the laparoscope, a small camera, and the uterus and cervix are either removed through the vagina or the small incision.
NVSCC prefers the laparoscopic hysterectomy method due to the small incision and quick recovery time. If you have any questions regarding the types of hysterectomies and types of surgical procedures, please email Nevada Surgery and Cancer Care through our contact page.
Total hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
The removal of the uterus, cervix, fallopian tubes and ovaries. Women who have not gone into menopause will experience it after surgery since the ovaries.
Radical hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
The removal of the uterus, cervix, fallopian tubes, ovaries, the upper portion of the vagina and some surrounding tissue and lymph nodes. A radical hysterectomy may be performed to treat cervical or uterine cancer.