By Sarah Tascone, Sept 21, 2022

A hysterectomy, by definition, is the removal of the uterus, explained Kecia Gaither, M.D., the director of perinatal services/maternal-fetal medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx in New York City.

There are several types of hysterectomies:

  • Supracervical hysterectomy removes only the uterus.
  • Total abdominal hysterectomy removes the uterus and cervix.
  • Radical hysterectomy involves the removal of the uterus, cervix and upper part of the vagina.
  • Hysterectomy with salpingectomy is the removal of the fallopian tubes, along with the uterus.
  • Hysterectomy with oophorectomy is the removal of the ovaries, along with the uterus.

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