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How do I know if I really need a hysterectomy?

What is a Hysterectomy?

Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. It is the only way to guarantee that fibroids will not recur. However, a hysterectomy is major surgery, and a woman should consider other less invasive options first.

If you're planning on having an abdominal hysterectomy, you may not need to.

It's a fact, 70%-90% of the 700,000 hysterctomies done yearly in the U.S. could be performed by way of a minimally invasive procedure, but aren't. What we at Virginia Hospital Center along with many past and prospective patients would like to know is, why not?

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