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Monday, April 22, 2013

Hysterectomy is the second most common surgery among women in the United States. In todays 60 Second Housecall, Dr. Edward Hill discusses the different types of hysterectomies.

Dr. Hill:

A hysterectomy is an operation to remove a womans uterus. Each year, more than 600,000 procedures are done and an estimated 20 million women have had a hysterectomy. By age 60, one third of women in the United States have had a hysterectomy.

The types of hysterectomy are:

A partial or subtotal hysterectomymost of the uterus is removed, except the cervix.

A complete or total hysterectomyremoves the cervix as well as the entire uterus, with or without the fallopian tubes and ovaries. This is the most common type. And,

Radical hysterectomyremoval of the uterus and surrounding tissues, including the upper third of the vagina. This is usually done for treatment of early cervical cancer

Hysterectomies may be performed by different surgical procedures:

- Vaginalthe uterus is removed through the vagina

- Abdominalthe uterus is removed through an incision in the womans abdomen, or

- Laparoscopicthe uterus is removed in sections using a laparoscope.

For North Mississippi Medical Center, Im Dr. Edward Hill.